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1 unable to be explained: a strange and unaccountable fact.
• (of a person or their behavior) unpredictable and strange.
2 (of a person, organization, or institution) not required or expected to justify actions or decisions; not responsible for results or consequences: there are enormous risks in leaving such agencies uncontrolled and unaccountable | a powerful and unaccountable institution.
1 for some unaccountable reason, the dogs have been pacing the floor all evening: INEXPLICABLE, insoluble, incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, puzzling, perplexing, baffling, bewildering, mystifying, mysterious, inscrutable, peculiar, strange, queer, odd, obscure; informal weird, freaky.
2 a private company unaccountable to voters: NOT ANSWERABLE, not liable, not responsible; free, exempt, immune; unsupervised.
Last week's word
not genuine or true; fake: a bogus insurance claim.
a bogus insurance claim | a bogus lottery ticket: FAKE, spurious, false, fraudulent, sham, deceptive; counterfeit, forged, feigned; make-believe, dummy, pseudo, phony, pretend, fictitious. ANTONYMS genuine.
late 18th century (originally US, denoting a machine for making counterfeit money): of unknown origin.