unspeakable


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un·speak·a·ble

 (ŭn-spē′kə-bəl)
adj.
1. Beyond description; inexpressible: unspeakable happiness.
2. Inexpressibly bad or objectionable: unspeakable poverty.
3. Not to be spoken: unspeakable thoughts.

un·speak′a·ble·ness n.
un·speak′a·bly adv.

unspeakable

(ʌnˈspiːkəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of expression in words: unspeakable ecstasy.
2. indescribably bad or evil
3. not to be uttered: unspeakable thoughts.
unˈspeakableness n
unˈspeakably adv

un•speak•a•ble

(ʌnˈspi kə bəl)

adj.
1. not speakable; not able or allowed to be spoken.
2. exceeding the power of speech; inexpressible; indescribable.
3. inexpressibly bad or objectionable.
[1350–1400]
un•speak′a•ble•ness, n.
un•speak′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unspeakable - defying expression or descriptionunspeakable - 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
2.unspeakable - exceptionally bad or displeasingunspeakable - exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
3.unspeakable - too sacred to be utteredunspeakable - too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

unspeakable

unspeakable

adjective
1. That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
2. That may not be spoken of or uttered:
Translations
لا يوصَف، يَعْجَز عنه الوَصْف
nepopsatelnýnevýslovný
ubeskrivelig
ósegjanlegur, ólÿsanlegur
neizsakāms
anlatılamaz

unspeakable

[ʌnˈspiːkəbl] ADJ (= terrible) [pain etc] → horrible; (= dreadful) → incalificable

unspeakable

[ʌnˈspiːkəbəl] adj [pain] → indescriptible; [horror, crimes] → innommable; [behaviour, treatment] → inqualifiable

unspeakable

adjunbeschreiblich; their unspeakable tradeihr abscheuliches Geschäft; to do/say unspeakable things to somebodyjdm unaussprechliche Dinge antun/sagen

unspeakable

[ʌnˈspiːkəbl] adj (behaviour, crime) → abominevole; (pain, joy) → indicibile, indescrivibile

unspeakable

(anˈspiːkəbl) adjective
that cannot be expressed in words, especially because too bad to describe. his unspeakable cruelty/rudeness.
unˈspeakably adverb
The house is unspeakably filthy.
References in classic literature ?
Quite by accident, of course, some pretty, easy music lay on the piano, and with trembling fingers and frequent stops to listen and look about, Beth at last touched the great instrument, and straightway forgot her fear, herself, and everything else but the unspeakable delight which the music gave her, for it was like the voice of a beloved friend.
In his bed at night he imagined unspeakable things and in the morning went forth to tell his dreams as facts.
It was the belief of those who knew him best, that he would positively have taken the very singular step of giving up the House of the Seven Gables to the representative of Matthew Maule, but for the unspeakable tumult which a suspicion of the old gentleman's project awakened among his Pyncheon relatives.
It is the unspeakable misery of a life so false as his, that it steals the pith and substance out of whatever realities there are around us, and which were meant by Heaven to be the spirit's joy and nutriment.
There were exactly states of the air, conditions of sound and of stillness, unspeakable impressions of the KIND of ministering moment, that brought back to me, long enough to catch it, the feeling of the medium in which, that June evening out of doors, I had had my first sight of Quint, and in which, too, at those other instants, I had, after seeing him through the window, looked for him in vain in the circle of shrubbery.
At this instant, while Daggoo, on the summit of the head, was clearing the whip --which had somehow got foul of the great cutting tackles --a sharp cracking noise was heard; and to the unspeakable horror of all, one of the two enormous hooks suspending the head tore out, and with a vast vibration the enormous mass sideways swung, till the drunk ship reeled and shook as if smitten by an iceberg.
Things that were quite unspeakable went on there in the packing houses all the time, and were taken for granted by everybody; only they did not show, as in the old slavery times, because there was no difference in color between master and slave.
With the spirit of prophecy upon me, I could look into the future and see her erect statues and monuments to her unspeakable Georges and other royal and noble clothes-horses, and leave unhonored the creators of this world -- after God -- Gutenburg, Watt, Arkwright, Whitney, Morse, Stephenson, Bell.
The two gladiators fell upon each other's neck, with floods of proud and happy tears; that other second embraced me; the surgeons, the orators, the undertakers, the police, everybody embraced, everybody congratulated, everybody cried, and the whole atmosphere was filled with praise and with joy unspeakable.
When she found the entire fence white- washed, and not only whitewashed but elaborately coated and recoated, and even a streak added to the ground, her astonishment was almost unspeakable.
His words were echoed with unspeakable astonishment by all but Elinor, who sat with her head leaning over her work, in a state of such agitation as made her hardly know where she was.
I recalled that inward sensation I had experienced: for I could recall it, with all its unspeakable strangeness.