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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.
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The unspeakableness of this feeling prevented me from varying my routine right away.
Timothy Bewes argues that "imperfections" and "difficulties" in works by Phillips constitute "an almost pure example of the pathos of literary failure" (35): "No one speaks in his works; or rather, what is spoken is the unspeakableness of the unspeakable" (50).
18] Throughout the narrative, Fielding elliptically conveys the unspeakable nature of Hamilton's sexuality; yet he also plies The Female Husband with textual hints that this unspeakableness and the resulting unintelligibility is the real fiction.