The idea that two die-hard enemies who will never ever make up could suddenly become best friends is an example of something that is inconceivable.
- Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully: inconceivable folly; an inconceivable disaster.
- So unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible; unbelievable: an inconceivable victory against all odds.
- in′con·ceiv′a·bil′i·ty in′con·ceiv′a·ble·ness
(comparative more inconceivable, superlative most inconceivable)
- A triennial sacrificial tithe is inconceivable when it is remembered that the tithe is only an extension of the firstfruits.
- If it had followed that route in the course of nature, it is inconceivable that it would not still be found on some portions of the route.
- We believe many things that we cannot conceive; as Mill said, the inconceivable is not the incredible; and the point of science is not what we can conceive but what we should believe on evidence.
- By the pagan philosophers it was always conceived under the form of Knowledge or Wisdom, it being inconceivable to all the schools sprung from Socrates that a man could truly know his own good and yet deliberately choose anything else.
- The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things.