unspeakableness

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

unspeakableness (uncountable)

  1. The condition or quality of being unspeakable.
    • 2007, Paul Berton, "How do we define gruesome? (editorial)," London Free Press, Canada, 27 Jan.,
      Obviously, it's the unspeakableness, the sheer horror of it, that is motivating some news organizations.

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989. See "unspeakable."