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in·de·scrib·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-skrī′bə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to describe adequately: indescribable joy.

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

(ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl)
adj
beyond description; too intense, extreme, etc, for words
ˌindeˌscribaˈbility, ˌindeˈscribableness n
ˌindeˈscribably adv
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in•de•scrib•a•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈskraɪ bə bəl)

adj.
not describable; too extraordinary for description: indescribable confusion.
[1785–95]
in`de•scrib`a•bil′i•ty, in`de•scrib′a•ble•ness, n.
in`de•scrib′a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indescribable - defying expression or descriptionindescribable - 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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indescribable

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indescribable

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

indescribable

[ˌɪndɪsˈkraɪbəbl] ADJ [terror, horror] → indescriptible, increíble; [beauty, joy] → indescriptible
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indescribable

[ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl] adjindescriptible
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indescribable

adjunbeschreiblich; (inf: = terrible) → fürchterlich, schrecklich
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indescribable

[ˌɪndɪsˈkraɪbəbl] adjindescrivibile
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References in periodicals archive ?
It also conveys a sort of unknowingness of and indescribability about what lies beyond our world.
The overall effect is to create a kind of poetic correlative for Castle Howard's scale and magnificence, much as Cotton's irregular lines on Chatsworth are designed to say something about its indescribability.
Rough inclusion can be represented in terms of indescribability relation as shown in the following equation:
McKinsey makes precisely the point that literary depictions of Niagara Falls emphasized their indescribability. See Niagara Falls: Icon of the American Sublime (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), 41-54.
(6) Clearly Lovecraft's monstrous Others threaten the boundaries of the self through their own violation of categories, their gruesomely fluid and tentacular natures, and their very unnamability and indescribability, thus offering clear illustrations of Kristeva's theory of abjection as both fascinating and repellent (see also Creed).