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unimaginable

Definition:

totally unlikely

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Derivative:

unimaginably

Comparative:

more unimaginable

Superlative:

most unimaginable

Similar to:

unthinkable

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

un- + imagine + -able.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

There are known knowns

the best known words of a statement to the press made by Donald Rumsfeld while serving as United States Secretary of Defense in February 2002. The above statement was made by Rumsfeld on February 12, 2002 at a press briefing where he addressed the... (44 of 1664 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/There are known knowns

Collins Dictionary:

unimaginable | inconceivable [synonym] | unimaginably [adverb, derived]

difficult or impossible to believe; inconceivable (6 of 391 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unimaginable

Merriam-Webster:

unimaginable | fantastic [synonym] | implausible [synonym] | inconceivable [synonym] | incredulous [synonym] | unbelievable [synonym] | uncompelling [synonym] | unconceivable [synonym] | unconvincing [synonym] | ...

not imaginable or comprehensible (4 of 122 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unimaginable

Oxford Dictionary:

unimaginable | unimaginably [derived]

difficult or impossible to imagine or comprehend (7 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unimaginable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unimaginable | unimaginably [adverb, related]

very difficult to imagine (4 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unimaginable

Cambridge Dictionary:

unimaginable | unimaginably [adverb, derived]

describes something that is difficult to imagine because it's so bad, good, big, etc (14 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unimaginable

Wiktionary:

unimaginable

unable to be imagined; inconceivable or mind-boggling; beyond belief (9 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unimaginable

Random House Dictionary:

question | ques. [abbreviation] | beg the question [sense-specific] | beyond question [sense-specific] | call in [sense-specific] | in question [sense-specific] | out of the question [sense-specific] | beg the question: beg [definition 9, sense-specific]

a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply. | a problem for discussion or under discussion; a ... (24 of 286 words, 20 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/question

American Heritage Dictionary:

inconceivable | unconceivable | inconceivability [noun, related] | inconceivableness [noun, related] | inconceivably [adverb, related]

Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully | So unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible; unbelievable (17 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/inconceivable

New World Dictionary:

inconceivable | inconceivability [related] | inconceivably [adverb, related]

that cannot be conceived; that cannot be thought of, understood, imagined, or believed (13 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/inconceivable

Encarta Dictionary:

unimaginable | unimaginably [adverb, derived]

impossible to imagine (3 of 15 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708040​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

unimaginable

Origin: un- + imagine + -able.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unimaginable

un-

Origin: Middle English un-, from Old English un- ("un-"), from Proto-Germanic *un- ("un-"), from ... | Middle English on-, from Old English ond-, and- ("against, facing, toward; in return, back, without"), from... (30 of 113 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/un-

imagine | imagined [past tense] | imagining [present participle] | imagines [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French imaginer, from Latin imāginor, from imāginem, the accusative singular of imāgō ("a copy, likeness, image").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/imagine

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

unimaginable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unimaginable"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unimaginable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unimaginable

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unimaginable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unimaginable

Macmillan American Dictionary:

unimaginable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unimaginable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/unimaginable

Cambridge Dictionary:

unimaginable

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "unimaginable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "unimaginable"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unimaginable

the Free Dictionary:

unimaginable

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unimaginable"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unimaginable"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/unimaginable

Google Dictionary:

unimaginable

Audio: English pronunciation of "unimaginable"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=unimaginable

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unimaginable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unimaginable"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unimag​01 word=unimaginable

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