indefinable


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in·de·fin·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-fī′nə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to define, describe, or analyze: indefinable yearnings.

in′de·fin′a·bil′i·ty, in′de·fin′a·ble·ness n.
in′de·fin′a·bly adv.

indefinable

(ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbəl)
adj
incapable of being defined or analysed: there was an indefinable sense of terror.
ˌindeˈfinableness n
ˌindeˈfinably adv

in•de•fin•a•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈfaɪ nə bəl)

adj.
not readily identified, described, analyzed, or determined.
[1800–10]
in`de•fin′a•ble•ness, n.
in`de•fin′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indefinable - not capable of being precisely or readily describedindefinable - not capable of being precisely or readily described; not easily put into words; "an indefinable feeling of terror"; "an abstract concept that seems indefinable"
undefined, vague - not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished; "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"
2.indefinable - defying expression or descriptionindefinable - defying expression or description; "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor"
inexpressible, unexpressible - defying expression

indefinable

adjective inexpressible, vague, indescribable, obscure, dim, hazy, nameless, indistinct, unrealized, impalpable There was something indefinable in her eyes.

indefinable

adjective
That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
Translations
indefinibel

indefinable

[ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbl] ADJindefinible

indefinable

[ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbəl] adjindéfinissable

indefinable

adj word, colour, charmunbestimmbar, undefinierbar; feeling, impressionunbestimmt; she has a certain indefinable somethingsie hat das gewisse Etwas

indefinable

[ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbl] adjindefinibile
References in classic literature ?
It was this indefinable peculiarity, perhaps, that, by insulating them from human aid, kept them always so unfortunate in life.
I hate a man who goes to sleep at once; there is a sort of indefinable something about it which is not exactly an insult, and yet is an insolence; and one which is hard to bear, too.
Her mind was not at ease when she had done this: there seemed to be some indefinable ingratitude in the act.
There is something strange to me, even now, in the reflection that he never saw me; and something stranger yet in the shadowy remembrance that I have of my first childish associations with his white grave-stone in the churchyard, and of the indefinable compassion I used to feel for it lying out alone there in the dark night, when our little parlour was warm and bright with fire and candle, and the doors of our house were - almost cruelly, it seemed to me sometimes - bolted and locked against it.
A movement of compunction, helped by those small indefinable influences which every personal relation exerts on a pliant nature, had urged him into a secret marriage, which was a blight on his life.
In fact, it was music that had first brought him and Dorian Gray together--music and that indefinable attraction that Dorian seemed to be able to exercise whenever he wished-- and, indeed, exercised often without being conscious of it.
The moment his Highness entered the courtyard, the princess flung herself at his feet, but he bent and raised her, and gazed at her for some time, struck with her grace and beauty, and also with the indefinable air of courts that seemed to hang round this country girl.
Then a woman, if that name could be applied to the indefinable being who suddenly issued from a clump of bushes, pulled away the cow by its rope.
With all her feelings bruised and immolated within her, compelled by duty to make her husband happy, attached to him by a certain indefinable affection, born, perhaps, of habit, her life became one perpetual contradiction.
The room was well lighted by a number of large windows and was beautifully decorated with mural paintings and mosaics, but upon all there seemed to rest that indefinable touch of the finger of antiquity which convinced me that the architects and builders of these wondrous creations had nothing in common with the crude half-brutes which now occupied them.
There was a thin, bright moonshine; it was bitter cold, windy, and frosty; the town had not yet awakened, but an indefinable stir already preluded the noise and business of the day.
In some indefinable way the black face thus flashed upon me shocked me profoundly.