Definitions

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  • adjective Not explanatory; failing to offer a (good or coherent) explanation.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ explanatory

Examples

  • I could go on and on, because there are so many interwoven facts we must consider, but these above facts in themselves suffice to show why your analysis is not just ad hoc and unexplanatory but false.

    Thoughts on the early Indo-European subjunctive 1ps ending

  • Flew earned part of his reputation by at various times arguing that theism was unintelligible or unexplanatory, that there was no evidence that could reasonably support theism, that rationality required a fundamental presumption in favor of atheism.

    "The Rumors of My Importance Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

  • When he had gathered, from her rather unexplanatory remarks, just what had happened, the first thought that crossed his mind was that he had eaten the last piece of fruit-cake which she left behind.

    The Wrong Woman

  • Jack burst out, the more vehemently from the fact that Mrs. Upton's unprotesting, unexplanatory departure had, to his own consciousness, involved him with Imogen in a companionship of crudity and inappropriateness.

    A Fountain Sealed

  • 'At one place, some suburban villa, he could get no answer to his ring, and he "hove" his cards over the gate just as it opened, and he had the shame of explaining in his unexplanatory French to the man picking them up.

    Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship

  • 'At one place, some suburban villa, he could get no answer to his ring, and he "hove" his cards over the gate just as it opened, and he had the shame of explaining in his unexplanatory French to the man picking them up.

    My Mark Twain (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)

  • I exclaimed: and indeed there was something in the hasty and unexplanatory reply which, instead of allaying, piqued my curiosity more than ever.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • I am glad to understand from your letter, unexplanatory as it is, that you have followed my advice.

    Devereux — Complete

  • I am glad to understand from your letter, unexplanatory as it is, that you have followed my advice.

    Devereux — Volume 03

  • Someone familiar with this might "get it," but for anyone else, it is very unexplanatory.

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