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Not fit to be mentioned or discussed; unspeakable: unmentionable words.
1. One that is not to be mentioned.
2. unmentionables Underclothes.
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a. unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation
b. (as noun): the unmentionable.
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un•men•tion•a•ble(ʌnˈmɛn ʃə nə bəl)
1. inappropriate, unfit, or improper to be mentioned; unspeakable.n.
2. something that is not to be mentioned.
b. (formerly) trousers or breeches.
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|Noun||1.||unmentionable - a garment worn under other garments|
body stocking - a one-piece tight-fitting undergarment for women that covers the torso (and may have sleeves and legs)
foundation garment, foundation - a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
garter belt, suspender belt - a wide belt of elastic with straps hanging from it; worn by women to hold up stockings
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
|Adj.||1.||unmentionable - unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation; "unmentionable words"|
impermissible - not permitted; "impermissible behavior"
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adjective taboo, forbidden, unspeakable, shocking, obscene, indecent, disgraceful, shameful, scandalous, X-rated (informal), frowned on, disreputable, immodest, unutterable Has he got some unmentionable disease?
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That may not be spoken of or uttered:
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
unmentionable[ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəl] adj [topic, word] → tabou
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → tabu pred; word also → unaussprechlich; to be unmentionable → tabu sein; to be an unmentionable subject → (als Thema) tabu sein; an unmentionable disease → eine Krankheit, über die man nicht spricht
pl the unmentionables (Brit hum dated) → die Unterwäsche f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
unmentionable[ʌnˈmɛnʃnəbl] adj (topic) → tabù inv; (vice, disease) → innominabile; (word) → irripetibile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995