barely, hardly, scarcely (esp. BrE)

To such poor people, the idea of having a choice of food is barely imaginable.

the best … imaginable, the most … imaginable, the worst … imaginable

It was the most boring movie imaginable!

They live in the worst conditions imaginable.

every imaginable sth

They had every imaginable shade of green.

They had every shade of green imaginable.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • imaginable — [ imaʒinabl ] adj. • 1295; bas lat. imaginabilis ♦ Que l on peut imaginer, concevoir. ⇒ concevable. Toutes les couleurs possibles et imaginables. Cela n était pas imaginable autrefois. ⇒ pensable. « Toutes les tuiles imaginables me tombent sur la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imaginable — Imaginable. adj. de t. g. Qu on peut s imaginer, se persuader. Il n est pas imaginable qu un homme si sage ait fait cette folie. cela est il imaginable? Il signifie aussi, Ce dont on peut s adviser, qui est possible. Je chercheray tous les moyens …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Imaginable — Im*ag i*na*ble, a. [L. imaginabilis: cf. F. imaginable.] Capable of being imagined; conceivable. [1913 Webster] Men sunk into the greatest darkness imaginable. Tillotson. {Im*ag i*na*ble*ness}, n. {Im*ag i*na*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imaginable — (adj.) late 14c., ymaginable, from O.Fr. imaginable and directly from L.L. imaginabilis, from L. imaginari (see IMAGINE (Cf. imagine)). Related: Imaginably …   Etymology dictionary

  • imaginable — index plausible, possible, potential, prospective, viable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • imaginable — imaginative, imaginal, imaginary Analogous words: realized or realizable, conceived or conceivable, imagined, envisaged, envisioned (see corresponding verbs at THINK) Antonyms: unimaginable, inconceivable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imaginable — meaning ‘able to be imagined’, is spelt without an e in the middle …   Modern English usage

  • imaginable — [adj] believable, possible apprehensible, calculable, comprehensible, conceivable, conjecturable, convincing, credible, likely, plausible, sensible, supposable, thinkable, under the sun*; concepts 529,552 Ant. impossible, improbable,… …   New thesaurus

  • imaginable — (Del lat. imaginabĭlis). adj. Que se puede imaginar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • imaginable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ possible to be thought of or believed. DERIVATIVES imaginably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • imaginable — [i maj′i nə bəl] adj. [ME ymaginable < LL imaginabilis] that can be imagined imaginably adv …   English World dictionary

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