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un·ut·ter·a·ble

 (ŭn-ŭt′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Inexpressible or indescribable: "The liar leads an existence of unutterable loneliness" (Adrienne Rich).
2. Impossible to pronounce: unutterable consonant clusters.

un·ut′ter·a·ble·ness n.
un·ut′ter·a·bly adv.

unutterable

(ʌnˈʌtərəbəl)
adj
incapable of being expressed in words
unˈutterableness n
unˈutterably adv

un•ut•ter•a•ble

(ʌnˈʌt ər ə bəl)

adj.
unspeakable; beyond expression: unutterable joy.
[1580–90]
un•ut′ter•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unutterable - too sacred to be utteredunutterable - too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
2.unutterable - defying expression or descriptionunutterable - 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
3.unutterable - very difficult to pronounce correctlyunutterable - very difficult to pronounce correctly; "an unpronounceable foreign word"; "unutterable consonant clusters"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

unutterable

adjective indescribable, extreme, overwhelming, unimaginable, unspeakable, ineffable, beyond words An unutterable sadness swept over her.

unutterable

adjective
That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
Translations
لا يُمْكِن التَفَوُّه بهلا يوصَف
nepopsatelnýnevýslovný
ubeskrivelig
ósegjanlegur
neizsakāms
anlatılması olanaksıztarifi imkânsız

unutterable

[ʌnˈʌtərəbl] ADJindecible

unutterable

adj wordunaussprechlich; joy, longing, sadnessunsäglich, unbeschreiblich; he talks unutterable rubbisher redet völligen Unsinn

unutterable

[ʌnˈʌtrəbl] adj (liter) (joy, boredom) → indicibile

unutterable

(anˈatərəbl) adjective
1. (of a feeling) too strong to be expressed. To his unutterable horror, the ground began to shake.
2. too bad to describe. What unutterable rudeness!
References in periodicals archive ?
83) "What we have to point out here is the unutterableness of what has been genuinely experienced, and how such an experience may pass into blissful excitement, rapture, and exaltation verging often on the bizarre and the abnormal.
Yes, solecism as it is in words, in reality it is simple fact that though it was a week of unutterable bliss to me yet its very unutterableness and incommunicableness were agony as though it were a mighty quickening spirit, every instant filling my being with new created life which struggled with throes and spasms for breath--or pouring in with every instant fresh tides of power which heaved and tossed on high only to fall back upon themselves weary and discomfited, unable to pour all abroad their ever swelling but still barricaded floods.
Here, the conflated terms of empathy and witness are in noticeable conflict, since empathy stirred not only compassionate identification with father's pain, but with its unutterableness.