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un·men·tion·a·ble

 (ŭn-mĕn′shə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Not fit to be mentioned or discussed; unspeakable: unmentionable words.
n.
1. One that is not to be mentioned.
2. unmentionables Underclothes.

un·men′tion·a·ble·ness n.
un·men′tion·a·bly adv.

unmentionable

(ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəl)
adj
a. unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation
b. (as noun): the unmentionable.
unˈmentionableness n
unˈmentionably adv

un•men•tion•a•ble

(ʌnˈmɛn ʃə nə bəl)

adj.
1. inappropriate, unfit, or improper to be mentioned; unspeakable.
n.
2. something that is not to be mentioned.
3. unmentionables,
a. undergarments.
b. (formerly) trousers or breeches.
[1820–30]
un•men′tion•a•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unmentionable - a garment worn under other garmentsunmentionable - 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)
bandeau, bra, brassiere - an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
camisole, underbodice - a short sleeveless undergarment for women
chemise, shimmy, teddy, shift, slip - a woman's sleeveless undergarment
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
long underwear, union suit - an undergarment with shirt and drawers in one piece
half-slip, petticoat, underskirt - undergarment worn under a skirt
singlet, undershirt, vest - a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
underclothes, underclothing, underwear - undergarment worn next to the skin and under the outer garments
Adj.1.unmentionable - unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversationunmentionable - unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation; "unmentionable words"
impermissible - not permitted; "impermissible behavior"

unmentionable

adjective taboo, forbidden, unspeakable, shocking, obscene, indecent, disgraceful, shameful, scandalous, X-rated (informal), frowned on, disreputable, immodest, unutterable Has he got some unmentionable disease?

unmentionable

adjective
That may not be spoken of or uttered:
Translations

unmentionable

[ʌnˈmenʃnəbl]
A. ADJque no se puede or quiere mencionar or nombrar
B. NPL unmentionables (o.f., hum) → prendas fpl íntimas

unmentionable

[ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəl] adj [topic, word] → tabou

unmentionable

adjtabu pred; word alsounaussprechlich; to be unmentionabletabu sein; to be an unmentionable subject(als Thema) tabu sein; an unmentionable diseaseeine Krankheit, über die man nicht spricht
pl the unmentionables (Brit hum dated) → die Unterwäsche f

unmentionable

[ʌnˈmɛnʃnəbl] adj (topic) → tabù inv; (vice, disease) → innominabile; (word) → irripetibile
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