indescribable

  • 1 Indescribable — In de*scrib a*ble, a. Incapable of being described. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 indescribable — index indefinable, ineffable, nondescript, portentous (eliciting amazement), prodigious (amazing), undefinable, unusual …

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  • 3 indescribable — (adj.) 1794, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + describable (see DESCRIBE (Cf. describe)). Related: Indescribably; indescribability. In same sense, O.E. had unasecgendlic …

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  • 4 indescribable — *unutterable, inexpressible, ineffable, unspeakable, indefinable …

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  • 5 indescribable — [adj] beyond words impossible, incommunicable, indefinable, ineffable, inexpressible, nondescript, sublime, subtle, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable; concept 267 Ant. definable, describable, explainable …

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  • 6 indescribable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too unusual, extreme, or indefinite to be adequately described. DERIVATIVES indescribably adverb …

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  • 7 indescribable — [in΄di skrīb′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be described; beyond the power of description indescribability n. indescribably adv …

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  • 8 indescribable — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪskra͟ɪbəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ (emphasis) You use indescribable to emphasize that a quality or condition is very intense or extreme, and therefore cannot be properly described. ...her indescribable joy when it was confirmed her son was alive...… …

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  • 9 indescribable — adjective something that is indescribable is so terrible, so good, so strange etc that you cannot describe it, or it is too difficult to describe: a feeling of indescribable joy | There was an indescribable tension in the room. indescribably… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 indescribable — adjective Date: 1751 1. that cannot be described < an indescribable sensation > 2. surpassing description < indescribable joy > • indescribableness noun • indescribably adverb …

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  • 11 indescribable — indescribability, indescribableness, n. indescribably, adv. /in di skruy beuh beuhl/, adj. not describable; too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable confusion; indescribable euphoria. [1785 95; IN 3 + DESCRIBABLE] Syn.… …

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  • 12 indescribable — adjective a) Impossible, or very difficult to describe. He proved it with indescribable mathematics. b) Exceeding all description. Our hotel had an indescribable view of the Bay of Naples. Syn: undescribable …

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  • 13 indescribable — in|de|scri|ba|ble [ˌındıˈskraıbəbəl] adj something that is indescribable is so terrible, so good, so strange etc that you cannot describe it, or it is too difficult to describe ▪ a feeling of indescribable joy >indescribably adv ▪ an… …

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  • 14 indescribable — in|de|scrib|a|ble [ ,ındı skraıbəbl ] adjective impossible to describe because of being so extreme: The noise was indescribable. It is an indescribable honor to play for my country. ╾ in|de|scrib|a|bly adverb …

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  • 15 indescribable — adj. Indescribable is used with these nouns: ↑joy, ↑pain …

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  • 16 indescribable — adjective indescribable joy Syn: inexpressible, indefinable, beyond words/description, ineffable, incommunicable; unutterable, unspeakable …

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  • 17 indescribable — UK [ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəb(ə)l] / US adjective impossible to describe because of being so extreme The noise was indescribable. Derived word: indescribably adverb …

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  • 18 indescribable — [ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəb(ə)l] adj something that is indescribable is impossible to describe because it is so extreme indescribably adv …

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  • 19 indescribable — in•de•scrib•a•ble [[t]ˌɪn dɪˈskraɪ bə bəl[/t]] adj. not describable; too extraordinary for description: indescribable confusion[/ex] • Etymology: 1785–95 in de•scrib a•bil′i•ty, in de•scrib′a•ble•ness, n. in de•scrib′a•bly, adv …

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  • 20 indescribable — Synonyms and related words: exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, incommunicable, indefinable, ineffable, inenarrable, inexpressible, innominable, legendary, marvelous, mythical, noncommunicable, noteworthy, phenomenal, portentous, prodigious,… …

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