unutterable


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un·ut·ter·a·ble

 (ŭn-ŭt′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Inexpressible or indescribable: "The liar leads an existence of unutterable loneliness" (Adrienne Rich).
2. Impossible to pronounce: unutterable consonant clusters.

un·ut′ter·a·ble·ness n.
un·ut′ter·a·bly adv.

unutterable

(ʌnˈʌtərəbəl)
adj
incapable of being expressed in words
unˈutterableness n
unˈutterably adv

un•ut•ter•a•ble

(ʌnˈʌt ər ə bəl)

adj.
unspeakable; beyond expression: unutterable joy.
[1580–90]
un•ut′ter•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unutterable - too sacred to be utteredunutterable - too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
2.unutterable - defying expression or descriptionunutterable - 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
3.unutterable - very difficult to pronounce correctlyunutterable - very difficult to pronounce correctly; "an unpronounceable foreign word"; "unutterable consonant clusters"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

unutterable

adjective indescribable, extreme, overwhelming, unimaginable, unspeakable, ineffable, beyond words An unutterable sadness swept over her.

unutterable

adjective
That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
Translations
لا يُمْكِن التَفَوُّه بهلا يوصَف
nepopsatelnýnevýslovný
ubeskrivelig
ósegjanlegur
neizsakāms
anlatılması olanaksıztarifi imkânsız

unutterable

[ʌnˈʌtərəbl] ADJindecible

unutterable

adj wordunaussprechlich; joy, longing, sadnessunsäglich, unbeschreiblich; he talks unutterable rubbisher redet völligen Unsinn

unutterable

[ʌnˈʌtrəbl] adj (liter) (joy, boredom) → indicibile

unutterable

(anˈatərəbl) adjective
1. (of a feeling) too strong to be expressed. To his unutterable horror, the ground began to shake.
2. too bad to describe. What unutterable rudeness!
References in classic literature ?
Over her shoulders the newly risen moon poured a flood of silvery light, stretching from her feet across the shining bars of the river to the opposite bank, and on up to the very crest of the Devil's Spur--no longer a huge bulk of crushing shadow, but the steady exaltation of plateau, spur, and terrace clothed with replete and unutterable beauty.
From the look of unutterable woe upon his face, it appeared to be his doom to spend eternity in a vain effort to make his accounts balance.
But whether from pride or resignation, or a feeling that her penance might best be wrought out by this unutterable pain, she resisted the impulse, and sat erect, pale as death, looking sadly into little Pearl's wild eyes.
Unutterable still, for me, was the stupefaction of it.
But suddenly it seemed as if the speaker had begun pointing straight at him, as if he had singled him out particularly for his remarks; and so Jurgis became suddenly aware of his voice, trembling, vibrant with emotion, with pain and longing, with a burden of things unutterable, not to be compassed by words.
Thus, all things considered, Haley, with rather an equivocal grace, proceeded to the parlor, while Sam, rolling his eyes after him with unutterable meaning, proceeded gravely with the horses to the stable-yard.
An unintentional cry of Joy escaped the Youth, he let his Zither fall, and with extended arms he called out the name of the enigmatical Being, who seemed to stoop lovingly to him and beckon to him in a friendly manner; indeed, if his ear did not deceive him, she called his name with unutterable sweet Whispers, proper to love.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
I felt physically weak and broken down: but my worse ailment was an unutterable wretchedness of mind: a wretchedness which kept drawing from me silent tears; no sooner had I wiped one salt drop from my cheek than another followed.
and this after the unutterable sacrifices of six weeks past
How often have I seen him, intent upon a match at marbles or pegtop, looking on with a face of unutterable interest, and hardly breathing at the critical times
Pocket received her property, at first with a look of unutterable surprise as if she had never seen it before, and then with a laugh of recognition, and said, "Thank you, Flopson," and forgot me, and went on reading.