it is unthinkable that


it is unthinkable that
it is unimaginable that, it is impossible that

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • unthinkable — adj. 1) unthinkable to + inf. (it would be unthinkable to build a house so close to the river) 2) unthinkable that + clause (it is unthinkable that they would even make such an offer) * * * [ʌn θɪŋkəb(ə)l] unthinkable that + clause (it is… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unthinkable — un|think|a|ble [ʌnˈθıŋkəbəl] adj 1.) impossible to accept or imagine ▪ It is unthinkable that a mistake like this could have happened. it would be unthinkable for sb to do sth ▪ It would be unthinkable for me to stay anywhere but with the family …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unthinkable — is still used in its original meaning ‘unable to be imagined or grasped in the mind’: • You wander…in cool glades of unthinkable beauty Westminster Gazette, 1897. But far more common now is the extended and more evaluative meaning ‘too unlikely… …   Modern English usage

  • unthinkable — [[t]ʌnθɪ̱ŋkəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu v link ADJ (emphasis) If you say that something is unthinkable, you are emphasizing that it cannot possibly be accepted or imagined as a possibility. Her strong Catholic beliefs made abortion unthinkable. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • unthinkable — un|think|a|ble [ ʌn θıŋkəbl ] adjective 1. ) impossible to imagine: An agreement between the two countries was unthinkable. a ) the unthinkable something that is impossible to imagine: Could they do the unthinkable and actually win a game? 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unthinkable — UK [ʌnˈθɪŋkəb(ə)l] / US adjective 1) a) impossible to imagine An agreement between the two countries was unthinkable. b) the unthinkable something that is impossible to imagine Could they do the unthinkable and actually win a match? 2) extremely… …   English dictionary

  • unthinkable — unthinkability, unthinkableness, n. unthinkably, adv. /un thing keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. inconceivable; unimaginable: the unthinkable size of the universe. 2. not to be considered; out of the question: Such a suggestion is unthinkable. n. 3.… …   Universalium

  • that — that1 W1S1 [ðæt] determiner, pron [: Old English; Origin: thAt] 1.) plural those [ðəuz US ðouz] used to refer to a person, thing, idea etc that has already been mentioned or is already known about ▪ You never cared about me. That s not true. ▪ I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unthinkable — adjective a) incapable of being believed; incredible Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to lifes further development b) inconceivable or unimaginable;… …   Wiktionary

  • unthinkable — adj. 1 that cannot be imagined or grasped by the mind. 2 colloq. highly unlikely or undesirable. Derivatives: unthinkability n. unthinkableness n. unthinkably adv …   Useful english dictionary


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