unfathomable

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. fathomless, bottomless, unplumbed, unsounded; unintelligible, inexplicable, incomprehensible. See depth, infinity, unintelligibility.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Infinite]
Syn. boundless, unending; see eternal 2 .
2. [Profound]
Syn. incomprehensible, abstruse, unknowable, enigmatic; see mysterious 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
incomprehensible, inscrutable, beyond comprehension, impenetrable, unknowable, deep, profound.
ANT.: shallow, simple, decipherable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Incapable of being grasped by the intellect or understanding: impenetrable, incomprehensible, inscrutable, uncomprehensible, unintelligible. See KNOWLEDGE.

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