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unanswerable

adjective (WITHOUT AN ANSWER)    /ʌnˈɑːn.sər.ə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈæn.sɚ-/
(of a question) without an answer: As to how long this war will last, it's an unanswerable question.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
(Definition of unanswerable adjective (WITHOUT AN ANSWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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