Definitions

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

  • adjective Impossible to account for; inexplicable.
  • adjective Free from accountability; not responsible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not to be accounted for; not explicable; not to be explained by reason or by the knowledge possessed; inexplicable; hence, strange.
  • Not subject to account or control; not subject to answer; not responsible.
  • Not to be counted; countless; innumerable.
  • Synonyms Mysterious.

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

  • adjective Not accountable or responsible; free from control.
  • adjective Not to be accounted for; inexplicable; not consonant with reason or rule; strange; mysterious.

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

  • adjective inexplicable; unable to account for, or explain
  • adjective not responsible; free from accountability or control

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

  • adjective free from control or responsibility
  • adjective not to be accounted for or explained

Etymologies

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un- +‎ accountable

Examples

  • Charles too much of the little lady's society; but he was very fond of her, regarding her with an odd mixture of curiosity and amusement, much entertained with watching what he called her unaccountable manners, and greatly flattered when he could succeed in attracting her notice.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

  • And all of these imbeciles remain unaccountable after refusing to resign in light of their own struggles with morality.

    Jenny Sanford moving out of governor's mansion

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Poll: 2 out of 3 Dems think long nomination battle hurting party

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    New Obama response spot on the gas tax

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Poll: 2 out of 3 Dems think long nomination battle hurting party

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Campaign Diary: A brief, disorienting, return to Iowa

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Voters increasingly focusing on economy as top issue

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Grannies rumble over Clinton, Obama

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Voters increasingly focusing on economy as top issue

  • Paul contends his case will expose "the institutional culture of corruption embraced by the Clinton leadership of the Democratic Party," which seeks to attain "unaccountable power for the Clintons at the expense of the rule of law and respect for the constitutional processes of government."

    Campaign Diary: A brief, disorienting, return to Iowa

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