imaginable

  • 1 imaginable — [ imaʒinabl ] adj. • 1295; bas lat. imaginabilis ♦ Que l on peut imaginer, concevoir. ⇒ concevable. Toutes les couleurs possibles et imaginables. Cela n était pas imaginable autrefois. ⇒ pensable. « Toutes les tuiles imaginables me tombent sur la …

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  • 2 imaginable — Imaginable. adj. de t. g. Qu on peut s imaginer, se persuader. Il n est pas imaginable qu un homme si sage ait fait cette folie. cela est il imaginable? Il signifie aussi, Ce dont on peut s adviser, qui est possible. Je chercheray tous les moyens …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Imaginable — Im*ag i*na*ble, a. [L. imaginabilis: cf. F. imaginable.] Capable of being imagined; conceivable. [1913 Webster] Men sunk into the greatest darkness imaginable. Tillotson. {Im*ag i*na*ble*ness}, n. {Im*ag i*na*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 imaginable — (adj.) late 14c., ymaginable, from O.Fr. imaginable and directly from L.L. imaginabilis, from L. imaginari (see IMAGINE (Cf. imagine)). Related: Imaginably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 imaginable — index plausible, possible, potential, prospective, viable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 imaginable — imaginative, imaginal, imaginary Analogous words: realized or realizable, conceived or conceivable, imagined, envisaged, envisioned (see corresponding verbs at THINK) Antonyms: unimaginable, inconceivable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 imaginable — meaning ‘able to be imagined’, is spelt without an e in the middle …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 imaginable — [adj] believable, possible apprehensible, calculable, comprehensible, conceivable, conjecturable, convincing, credible, likely, plausible, sensible, supposable, thinkable, under the sun*; concepts 529,552 Ant. impossible, improbable,… …

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  • 9 imaginable — (Del lat. imaginabĭlis). adj. Que se puede imaginar …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 10 imaginable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ possible to be thought of or believed. DERIVATIVES imaginably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 imaginable — [i maj′i nə bəl] adj. [ME ymaginable < LL imaginabilis] that can be imagined imaginably adv …

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  • 12 imaginable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ barely, hardly, scarcely (esp. BrE) ▪ To such poor people, the idea of having a choice of food is barely imaginable. PHRASE …

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  • 13 imaginable — [[t]ɪmæ̱ʤɪnəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: adj superl n ADJ, adj superl ADJ n (emphasis) You use imaginable after a superlative such as best or worst to emphasize that something is extreme in some way. ...their imprisonment under some of the most horrible… …

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  • 14 imaginable — ► adjetivo Que puede ser imaginado: ■ fue un final imaginable por todos. SINÓNIMO previsible ANTÓNIMO inimaginable * * * imaginable adj. Susceptible de ser imaginado. ⇒ Inimaginable. Todo lo imaginable. Hiperbólicamente, *mucho o muchas cosas:… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 15 imaginable — (i ma ji na bl ) adj. Qui peut être imaginé, conçu. •   Ce qu a fait Massinisse est si déraisonnable Qu à peine mon esprit le trouve imaginable !, MAIRET Sophon. IV, 4. •   Je garde dans mon coeur toutes nos conversations avec une reconnaissance… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 imaginable — adjective the best/worst/kindest etc imaginable used to emphasize that something is the best, worst etc example of something that it is possible to imagine: He was defeated in the most humiliating circumstances imaginable. | every imaginable:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 imaginable — i|mag|i|na|ble [ ı mædʒınəbl ] adjective used for emphasizing that it is difficult to imagine anything more extreme: a situation that was hardly imaginable ten years ago He had been subjected to the most terrible abuse imaginable. The cupboard… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 imaginable — UK [ɪˈmædʒɪnəb(ə)l] / US adjective used for emphasizing that it is difficult to imagine anything more extreme a situation that would have been hardly imaginable ten years ago He had been subjected to the most terrible abuse imaginable. The… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 imaginable — i|ma|gi|na|ble [ıˈmædʒınəbəl] adj 1.) used to emphasize that something is the best, worst etc that can be imagined ▪ The travel brochure is full of the most wonderful resorts imaginable. 2.) used to emphasize that something includes every… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 imaginable — adj. : imajnâblo, a, e (Montagny Bozel) ; k on pu imaginable pinsâ // imajinâ <qu on peut imaginable penser // imaginer> (Albanais) …

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