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Meaning of “the unthinkable” in the English Dictionary

"the unthinkable" in British English

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the unthinkable

an unthinkable ​event or ​situation: The unthinkable had ​happened - his ​secretactivities had been ​discovered by the ​press.
(Definition of the unthinkable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the unthinkable" in American English

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the unthinkable

something that is very ​unlikely or ​undesirable: The president’s ​car did the unthinkable – it ​stopped at a ​redlight.
(Definition of the unthinkable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the unthinkable”
in Chinese (Simplified) 难以想象的事件(或局面)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 難以想像的事件(或局面)…
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