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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.
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indefinable

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

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

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

indefinable

[ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbl] ADJindefinible
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indefinable

[ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbəl] adjindéfinissable
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indefinable

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

[ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbl] adjindefinibile
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The very indefinableness of Jewishness makes it at once subject to elaborate division of identification and method, ultimately as complex as people themselves, a prime example of hybridity, so recently described in post-colonial scholarship.
The naming of being, and therefore nowness, is endless, provisional, relative; but the difficulty, the impossibility some would say, in no way involutes and implodes such naming, whose trace remains fatally pertinent inasmuch as it affirms--joyously, smilingly, moreover, Guillevic will insist--experience's openness and vitality, its indefinableness and its glory.