unmentionable


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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
References in classic literature ?
Collecting afresh all his energies, he directed Jukes in a low and brutal tone to shove the unmentionable instrument down his gory throat.
But as part of that argument set forth breathlessly, as if she were afraid that if she stopped for a moment she could never go on again, she mentioned that generosity of a stormy type, which had come to her from the sea, had caught her up on the brink of unmentionable failure, had whirled her away in its first ardent gust and could be trusted now, implicitly trusted, to carry them both, side by side, into absolute safety.
He drew Jurgis out, and heard all about his life all but the one unmentionable thing; and then he told stories about his own life.
The train attendant, who was a nervous man, began to shiver again and imagine unmentionable things.
A little farther up Fifth Avenue, Beaufort appeared on his doorstep, darkly projected against a blaze of light, descended to his private brougham, and rolled away to a mysterious and probably unmentionable destination.
He lived here, there, and everywhere; his address (as he used to put it himself) being "Post Office, Europe--to be left till called for." Twice over, he made up his mind to come back to England and see us; and twice over (saving your presence), some unmentionable woman stood in the way and stopped him.
Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs; this six-inch chapter is the stoneless grave of Bulkington.
Was there a "secret" at Bly--a mystery of Udolpho or an insane, an unmentionable relative kept in unsuspected confinement?
It began by calling me Pig, and from that went crescendo into unmentionable adjectives--in English.
"What the unmentionable to ears polite, do you think I want with rouge?" "No offence, sir," said the Griffin; "we have it asked for by so many names, I thought it might be." Now that, my child,' continued Miss Mowcher, rubbing all the time as busily as ever, 'is another instance of the refreshing humbug I was speaking of.
Have you noticed how the colour's changed in your feet,and especially your toes,'' she asked after examining my feet and pronouncing the nails indeed squished by shoes and not full of some unmentionable fungal infection.
Richard Hatch's Survivor triumph is uncannily representative of the Lavender Revolution's cultural advance, which is also the result of sophisticated psychological manipulation -- so sophisticated that most Americans have little concept of the scope and rapidity with which the unmentionable vice has gone mainstream.