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UNFATHOMABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unfathomable mean? 

UNFATHOMABLE (adjective)
  The adjective UNFATHOMABLE has 3 senses:

1. of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
2. so deep as to be unmeasurable
3. impossible to come to understand

  Familiarity information: UNFATHOMABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNFATHOMABLE (adjective)


Sense 1unfathomable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured

Similar:

unsoundable (too deep to determine the depth of)

Also:

deep (having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination)

Antonym:

fathomable ((of depth) capable of being sounded or measured for depth)


Sense 2unfathomable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

So deep as to be unmeasurable

Synonyms:

abysmal; abyssal; unfathomable

Context example:

the abyssal depths of the ocean

Similar:

deep (having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination)


Sense 3unfathomable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impossible to come to understand

Similar:

incomprehensible; uncomprehensible (difficult to understand)


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