American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible: unfathomable theories.
- adj. Difficult or impossible to measure: the unfathomable depths.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of being fathomed or sounded; too deep to be measured; hence, not capable of being sounded by thought or comprehended.
- adj. of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
- adj. resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
- adj. impossible to come to understand
- un- + fathomable (Wiktionary)
“When he looked up, his wife was staring down at him, her expression unfathomable in the darkness.”
“He just looked at her, his expression unfathomable.”
“Ferris had never ceased to wonder at what he called the unfathomable innocence of his wife, and he liked to go over all the points of their former life in Venice, and bring home to himself the utter simplicity of her girlish ideas, motives, and designs, which both confounded and delighted him.”
“But these latest outrages — arrogant failed business executives raking in unfathomable bonuses from the taxpayers — have an "enough is enough" quality to them.”
“Equally unfathomable is the fact that Dave should come in fourth in the "Arena Magazine Poll".”
“It's going to take a while to go through all of the documents, and certainly there will be some embarrassing, mystifying and and just plain unfathomable information gleaned from them.”
“ His expression unfathomable, he continued to watch, and then turned abruptly, his progress across the courtyard fluttering the doves into noisy protest.”
“Because I use it a lot whether you do or not — all the way down from my cabin to this Palace Of Authority, where you do not even have decent coffee, which I find puzzling or a better word unfathomable!”
“LEVS: Yeah, and we were just talking about the idea of unfathomable numbers that applies to the deaths and the toll that we're hearing and everything that's happening with the bombings.”
“The idea that the world champion might not be able to defend his title was unfathomable.”
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