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unaccountable

adjective uk   /ˌʌn.əˈkaʊn.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/

unaccountable adjective (NOT RESPONSIBLE)

be unaccountable to sb/sth to not be expected to explain or provide a reason to a particular person or organization for your actions: When Knight became leader, the council was run by a clique of officers largely unaccountable to the elected members.

unaccountable adjective (SURPRISING)

not able to be explained or understood: For some unaccountable reason, he keeps his wallet in his underwear drawer.
unaccountably
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I felt unaccountably happy this morning.
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