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inexplicability

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being difficult to account for; the state of being inexplicable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being inexplicable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being inexplicable; also, something that is inexplicable.

Etymologies

inexplicable +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then inexplicability strikes anew—electrical outages, dogs fleeing town, cars levitating violently, auto parts and other hunks of steel vanishing, as if sucked up by some invisible Iron Giant.

    'Super 8': Old Format, Fresh Thrills

  • Inauguration indestructability of Harris Tweed inexplicability of actually choosing to be a gastroenterologist information technology (intimidating effects of) ingenious early Victorian epitaphs

    Grand bal des sapeurs-pompiers

  • Inauguration indestructability of Harris Tweed inexplicability of actually choosing to be a gastroenterologist ingenious early Victorian epitaphs

    Australian Newspapers beta

  • As with another couple of posters above, I have been struck with the inexplicability of this behavior on Bill 'political master' Clinton's part and just sort of had some fun thinking about "what if it were intentional?".

    Hillary And Obama Campaigns At War Over Bill's Iraq Comments

  • His new TV ad hilariously attacks the Massachusetts political establishment by colorfully pointing out the inexplicability of the fact that the Big Dig, a massive public works project to move Boston freeways underground, is 12 billion dollars over budget.

    MA-Gov: Independent Runs Hilarious Ad on Mass's Big Dig

  • But what I didn't get a chance to say was that yes, I could imagine an Indian director making that film with success -- such is our shrinking world -- and that any artist who bothers to look at extreme poverty (in all its shit-covered inexplicability) with an unflinching eye and manages to keep us from turning away, has something worthwhile to say.

    Daphne Beal: Embrace the Paradox!

  • But it was not so much his dizzy recollections of the late carouse which haunted him on awakening, as the inexplicability which seemed to shroud the purposes and conduct of his new ally, the Earl of

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • (Afterward, there never was a peep from Sid about the unexpectedness -- and inexplicability -- of that outcome.)

    AP and McCain foresee a victory

  • This inexplicability is stunningly captured by Jeffrey Eugenides in his novel The Virgin Suicides.

    Suicide

  • On this view, organisms and complex artifacts are on a par as regards their mechanical inexplicability.

    Kant's Aesthetics and Teleology

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