unaccountable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “unaccountable” in the English Dictionary

"unaccountable" in British English

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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 ​particularperson or ​organization for ​youractions: The ​military and CIA ​hirecontractors who are ​completely unaccountable toCongress. an unaccountable and ​inefficient bureacracy

unaccountable adjective (SURPRISING)

not ​able to be ​explained or ​understood: For some unaccountable reason, he ​keeps his ​wallet in his ​underweardrawer.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
I ​felt unaccountably ​happy this ​morning.
(Definition of unaccountable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unaccountable" in American English

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unaccountableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·əˈkɑʊn·tə·bəl/
not ​able to be ​explained or ​understood: For some unaccountable ​reason, he ​forgot his ​carkeys. Someone who is unaccountable does not have to ​explain his or her ​actions to anyone in ​authority.
(Definition of unaccountable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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