from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to account for; inexplicable: unaccountable absences.
- adj. Free from accountability; not responsible: an executive unaccountable to anyone but the president.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. inexplicable; unable to account for, or explain
- adj. not responsible; free from accountability or control
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not accountable or responsible; free from control.
- adj. Not to be accounted for; inexplicable; not consonant with reason or rule; strange; mysterious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. free from control or responsibility
- adj. not to be accounted for or explained
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.
And all of these imbeciles remain unaccountable after refusing to resign in light of their own struggles with morality.
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."
All the focus is on making us accountable to the public, but the Courts remain unaccountable!
For him and his business affiliates, he has used the War on Terror to gain unaccountable access to the phone conversations and, now, banking records of anyone he so desires, which likely includes any and all competitors.
Thus the country was awash in unaccountable money.
They say it will be weeks before there is any electricity, and remain unaccountable to anyone … let alone Jeb.
Don’t start with the economy, corporations making higher profits by shipping jobs overseas and being held unaccountable is not good news
Accident — whatever we may choose to call the unaccountable — stepped in just then, and laid before him the means of turning another sharp corner in his career.
Once you see power exercised in a way that you think is unaccountable, that is erroneous and you can't change it quick enough to save people that you're trying to save, it makes you interested in things like what we did with Mr. Noriega, or what the BCCI issue was all about, or what the S&L bailout turned out to be.