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.
, more incharitable, most incharitable
Relating to being unloving or unfeeling: Because of her uncharitable and insensitive character, Nancy did not have any friends and she never married or had any children.
Inclined to take in as in a portion of a whole: The waitress said that the eggs and bacon were includable in the breakfast menu.
, more incommensurable, most incommensurable
1. Insusceptible of being measured by the same criteria as something else: Perhaps the differences between meat and fruit are so great that they can be considered to be incommensurable.
2. Not deserving comparison: The statement that Bob uttered was incommensurable with the truth of how the incident happened.
3. Not possessing units of the same dimension: Perhaps it can be said that temperatures expressed in Celsius are incommensurable with the Fahrenheit system of defining temperatures.
, more incommunicable, most incommunicable
Descriptive of that which cannot be shared, told, or transmitted: Samuel possessed the incommunicable information about the decisions made by the Board of Directors.
, more incomparable, most incomparable
1. Impossible to juxtapose or unsuitable for differentiation or lacking features that can be likened: The gorgeous views of the ocean from Sally's house are incomparable to those seen from Jim's house on the busy street in Los Angeles.
2. So excellent, outstanding, or unique as to have no equal: The chocolate cake that Lisa made is incomparable and unsurpassable to any other one Lynn ate!
, more inconcealable, most inconcealable
Incapable of being hidden or kept secret: The huge moving van in front of Tim's house was inconcealable while his car was still in the garage with the door closed and not viewable at all.
, more inconceivable, most inconceivable
1. Regarding something that is impossible to think about or to imagine: Brandon's inconceivable
success in business was thought to be highly unlikely.
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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(in" kuhn SEE vuh buhl) (adjective
Impossible to understand: It was inconceivable that the professor wrote such an unsubstantiated article about the president of the university.
1. Impossible to be understood by the mind or contrary to reasonable expectations: It was unthinkable that the children should be expected to walk so far.
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.
incondensable, incondensible (adjective)
; more incondensable, more incondensible; more incondensable, most incondensible
1. Difficult or impossible to abridge or shorten: The judge presented an incondensable judicial statement.
2. Incapable of being made more compact or reduced to liquid form: In comparison to milk which can be condensed, granite is incondensable and cannot be made more solid than it already is!
, more inconsolable, most inconsolable
Extremely sad and very disturbed and unable to be comforted: Mildred was most inconsolable when she heard that her brother and his wife died in the airplane crash the day before.
, more incremable, most incremable
A reference to anything which cannot be burned: In the fairy story that Hana was reading, the prince wore an incremable cloak made of flax when he went through the raging fires to his castle.
, more inculpable, most inculpable
Clear of guilt; irreproachable; blameless: Timothy admitted that he was not totally inculpable regarding the mess in the kitchen and would clean it up after returning from school.
1. Impossible of a health issue being healed or remedied: After getting her health results back from the doctor, she was at a loss that she had an incurable affliction, but one she could live with nevertheless.
2. Indicating that a person has a certain quality or attitude that cannot be changed or altered: Over all the years Mary thought that her husband was an incurable romantic!
, more indefinable, most indefinable
Characterized by being impossible to clearly describe or to explain: The comedian has an indefinable
quality that attracts people to see his TV programs.
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.
, more indescribable, most indescribable
1. Impossible to depict with words; ineffable: The experiences and hardships Sam experienced while being in prison was indescribable and he gave no comments or remarks about it.
2. Pertaining to something or someone that transcends depiction; too great, beautiful, etc. to be adequately related: The view from their hotel room was so indescribable that the couple could only stand and gaze at it for hours!