inexpressible


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in·ex·press·i·ble

 (ĭn′ĭk-sprĕs′ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to express: inexpressible grief.

in′ex·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
in′ex·press′i·bly adv.

inexpressible

(ˌɪnɪkˈsprɛsəbəl)
adj
too great, etc, to be expressed or uttered; indescribable
ˌinexˌpressiˈbility, ˌinexˈpressibleness n
ˌinexˈpressibly adv

in•ex•press•i•ble

(ˌɪn ɪkˈsprɛs ə bəl)

adj.
not expressible; incapable of being uttered or described in words.
[1615–25]
in`ex•press`i•bil′i•ty, in`ex•press′i•ble•ness, n.
in`ex•press′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inexpressible - defying expressioninexpressible - defying expression      
expressible - capable of being expressed; "an expressible emotion"

inexpressible

adjective indescribable, unspeakable, indefinable, ineffable, unutterable, incommunicable He felt a sudden inexpressible loneliness.

inexpressible

adjective
That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
Translations
لا يُعَبَّر عَنه ، يَفوق الوَصْف
nepopsatelnýnevýslovný
ubeskrivelig
ólÿsanlegur
neapsakomai
neaprakstāmsneizsakāms
anlatılamaz

inexpressible

[ˌɪnɪksˈpresəbl] ADJ [feelings, thoughts] → inexpresable; [joy, beauty, sorrow] → inefable, indescriptible

inexpressible

[ˌɪnɪkˈsprɛsɪbəl] adj [feeling] → inexprimable

inexpressible

adj thoughts, feelingsunbeschreiblich, unbeschreibbar; pain, joy alsounsagbar

inexpressible

[ˌɪnɪksˈprɛsəbl] adjinesprimibile

inexpressible

(inikˈspresəbl) adjective
that cannot be expressed or described. inexpressible delight.
ˌinexˈpressibly adverb
References in classic literature ?
For an instant they gazed upon each other with inexpressible tenderness; then the First Politician murmured, "God's will be done
And Prince Andrew, crossing his arms behind him, long paced the room, now frowning, now smiling, as he reflected on those irrational, inexpressible thoughts, secret as a crime, which altered his whole life and were connected with Pierre, with fame, with the girl at the window, the oak, and woman's beauty and love.
Irish, Germans, French, Scotch, all the heterogeneous units which make up the population of Maryland shouted in their respective vernaculars; and the "vivas," "hurrahs," and "bravos" were intermingled in inexpressible enthusiasm.
She took his trembling hand, and kissed it, and put it round her neck: she called him her John--her dear John--her old man--her kind old man; she poured out a hundred words of incoherent love and tenderness; her faithful voice and simple caresses wrought this sad heart up to an inexpressible delight and anguish, and cheered and solaced his over-burdened soul.
But this, to say the truth, is often too dearly purchased; and though it hath charms so inexpressible, that the French, perhaps, among other qualities, mean to express this, when they declare they know not what it is; yet its absence is well compensated by innocence; nor can good sense and a natural gentility ever stand in need of it.
I felt an inexpressible relief, a soothing conviction of protection and security, when I knew that there was a stranger in the room, an individual not belonging to Gateshead.
Blurred and blotted, faulty and feeble as the lines were, they brought a look of inexpressible comfort to Beth's face, for her one regret had been that she had done so little, and this seemed to assure her that her life had not been useless, that her death would not bring the despair she feared.
That was, at least, the end of that; and before noon, to my inexpressible joy, the highest rock of Treasure Island had sunk into the blue round of sea.
Her mouth was mute; but her eyes spoke with their inexpressible eloquence, supplicating by turns each of those on whom she looked.
But if the task were, not to write off the English Bible, but to learn a language utterly unlike all other tongues, a language which hitherto had never been learned, except by the Indians themselves, from their mothers' lips,--a language never written, and the strange words of which seemed inexpressible by letters,--if the task were, first to learn this new variety of speech, and then to translate the Bible into it, and to do it so carefully that not one idea throughout the holy book should be changed,--what would induce you to undertake this toil?
It was of her you meant to speak, I know very well, monsieur," said Raoul, with inexpressible sweetness.
At this paragraph, a ray of inexpressible pride beamed from the eyes of D'Artagnan.