indescribable

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Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ describe +‎ -able.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈskɹaɪbəbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧de‧scri‧ba‧ble

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indescribable (comparative more indescribable, superlative most indescribable)

  1. Impossible (or very difficult) to describe.
    He proved it with indescribable mathematics.
  2. Exceeding all description.
    Our hotel had an indescribable view of the Bay of Naples.
    • 1838, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Duty and Inclination, volume III, London: Henry Colburn, page 182:
      The time was when, had such an idea entered her mind, it would have been torture indescribable and agony the most intense; but then, subdued as was the usual warmth of her temperament, an awful suspension seemed to hold her feelings in control.

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