from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Difficult or impossible to explain or account for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not explicable; incapable of being explained or interpreted; not to be made plain or intelligible: as, an inexplicable mystery.
  • Synonyms Unaccountable, incomprehensible, inscrutable, mysterious.
  • Trousers; “inexpressibles.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Impossible to explain; not easily accounted for.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective incapable of being explained or accounted for


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