inconceivable Definition

  • 1impossible to imagine or believe; unbelievable
  • 2not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable

Using inconceivable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inconceivable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It is inconceivable that he would ever betray his friends.

  • Example

    The idea of a world without the internet is inconceivable to most people today.

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    The amount of money he spent on that car is inconceivable to me.

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    The scale of the universe is almost inconceivable.

inconceivable Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with inconceivable

  • a speed that is impossible to imagine or believe


    The car was moving at an inconceivable speed.

  • a level of complexity that is impossible to imagine or grasp mentally


    The algorithm's inconceivable complexity made it difficult to understand.

  • an outcome that is impossible to imagine or believe


    The team's victory was an inconceivable outcome given their poor performance in the previous games.

Origins of inconceivable

from in- 'not' + conceivable 'able to be conceived'


Summary: inconceivable in Brief

The term 'inconceivable' [ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəbl] refers to something that is impossible to imagine or believe, often due to its extreme nature. It can be used to describe anything from a person's actions to the scale of the universe. Phrases like 'inconceivable speed' and 'inconceivable complexity' emphasize the impossibility of the concept, while idioms are not commonly used with this word.