(Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.)
A suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix -ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.
This list is only a small sample of the thousands of -able words that exist in English.
2. So excellent, outstanding, or unique as to have no equal.
3. Impossible to compare with something else, because there is no basis for a comparison.
2. Anything which is not hidden or that is unable to be kept as a secret.
2. Descriptive of something which is so unlikely that it is difficult to believe that it exists: The earthquake was an inconceivable disaster that was impossible to image.
There are some inconceivable things that really can't happen or certainly will not happen.
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2. Difficult to imagine or to believe: It was unthinkable that the teacher was leaving the school before the end of the semester.
Tamika found the mathematical formula on the examination inconceivable; however, it was unthinkable that she would fail the exam because of this one problem.
2. Not condensable; incapable of being made more dense or compact, or reduced to liquid form.
2. Not subject to blame; blameless.
When Todd and Tamika saw the lightening and heard the thunder and very strong winds, they had the most indefinable terror that they had ever experienced before.