Definition of Inconceivable

1. Adjective. Totally unlikely.




Definition of Inconceivable

1. a. Not conceivable; incapable of being conceived by the mind; not explicable by the human intellect, or by any known principles or agencies; incomprehensible; as, it is inconceivable to us how the will acts in producing muscular motion.

Definition of Inconceivable

1. Adjective. unable to be conceived, unbelievable ¹

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Definition of Inconceivable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Inconceivable

1. Not conceivable; incapable of being conceived by the mind; not explicable by the human intellect, or by any known principles or agencies; incomprehensible; as, it is inconceivable to us how the will acts in producing muscular motion. "It is inconceivable to me that a spiritual substance should represent an extended figure." (Locke) Inconceiv"ableness, Inconceiv"ably, "The inconceivableness of a quality existing without any subject to possess it." (A. Tucker) Origin: Pref. In- not + conceivable: cf. F. Inconcevable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Inconceivable

incomprehensibleness
incomprehensibly
incomprehension
incomprehensive
incomprehensively
incompressibilities
incompressibility
incompressible
incomputability
incomputable
incomputably
incomunicado
inconcealable
inconceivabilities
inconceivability
inconceivable (current term)
inconceivableness
inconceivably
inconceptible
inconcerning
inconcinne
inconcinnities
inconcinnity
inconcinnous
inconcludable
inconcludent
inconcluding
inconclusive
inconclusively
inconclusiveness

Literary usage of Inconceivable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green, Richard Lewis Nettleship (1890)
"Mill admits another improper sense of' inconceivable' ... a In this sense of ' inconceivable,' the difficulty is not to show that the contradictory of ..."

2. Essays, Scientific, Political, and Speculative by Herbert Spencer (1891)
"cites the belief in the antipodes as having been rejected by the Greeks because inconceivable, but as being held by ourselves to be both conceivable and ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"It is inconceivable that it meant anything olso but to establish the court and pre- .... inconceivable ..."

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