Definition of 'inconceivable'

See related content

Synonyms of "inconceivable"
Synonyms of "inconceivable"
French Translation of "inconceivable"
French Translation of "inconceivable"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : cloudscape
Word of the day : cloudscape
Spanish Translation of "inconceivable"
Spanish Translation of "inconceivable"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'inconceivable'

Example sentences containing 'inconceivable'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It would surely be inconceivable now, but then nobody batted an eyelid. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And if their mammoth lead remains intact after that, it seems inconceivable they will blow it. The Sun (2017)This would have been almost inconceivable two generations ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such a book is simply inconceivable within a manuscript culture. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Consequently my family pride is something inconceivable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is inconceivable now that he will do that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The thought of another nation lifting the trophy in their own backyard this time is almost inconceivable. The Sun (2014)The ground over which the attack had to be delivered was an almost inconceivable quagmire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It takes a terrible attack or something almost inconceivable in defence to lose with numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is an aggressive campaign schedule that was almost inconceivable a month ago. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is almost inconceivable that the part could have come from any other plane. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is almost inconceivable that her diet will not lead to serious health issues. The Sun (2010)It is almost inconceivable they will allow the transfer window to close without taking a peek through it. The Sun (2006)Such an exodus seems almost inconceivable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was inconceivable that they simply didn't know. Times, Sunday Times (2014)How this income opportunity was missed seems inconceivable now, but there you go. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seems inconceivable today that anyone thought lighting up on a packed Tube train was a good idea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the moment it seems inconceivable that any of those would be applied but this story has turned out to be full of surprises. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We were so happy and in love, it was inconceivable to think of him not being with me. The Sun (2011)If its range staggered his contemporaries, now it seems inconceivable that any one scholar could aspire to encompass it. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Holyfield did not give any firm assurance that he would box on, but it seems inconceivable that he will not. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seemed inconceivable that anyone in their right mind would let a battlefield novice like me anywhere near to where people would actually be pulling triggers. Oliver Poole BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)But a source said: 'It is inconceivable the documentary can be shown at this stage. The Sun (2008)It seems inconceivable that a club of Wasps' stature could be allowed to fold. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said: 'It seems inconceivable that any competent planning officer could recommend this. The Sun (2014)Without him, his side would be lost; it seems inconceivable that he could be permitted to leave this month. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Others do not talk about their symptom; they may not see their eating as a primary problem, or it seems inconceivable to them that anyone could help. Bloom, Carol & Gitter, Andrea (contributor) & Gutwill, Susan (contributor) & Kogel, Laura (contributor) & Zaphiropoulos, Lela (contributor) Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)

Trends of 'inconceivable'

In Common Usage. inconceivable is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'inconceivable'

British English: inconceivable ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as inconceivable, you think it is very unlikely to be true.
It was inconceivable to me that he could have been the attacker.


Definition of inconceivable from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access