Definition of Ineffability

1. n. The quality or state of being ineffable; ineffableness; unspeakableness.



Definition of Ineffability

1. Noun. The quality or state of being ineffable. ¹

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Definition of Ineffability

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Literary usage of Ineffability

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1. Thrice-greatest Hermes: Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis by Hermes (1906)
"[OF THE ineffability OF GOD] (I have added the title, the excerpt not being found in Patrizzi. ... ineffability ..."

2. Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Browning: A Study in Human Freedom by Solomon Francis Gingerich (1911)
"The result of this intense excitation of the mind is to produce two qualities of mysticism, namely, the noetic quality and the quality of ineffability. ..."

3. The Consciousness of Communion with God: A Study in the Psychology of Religion by Gilbert Lee Pennock (1919)
"It is characterized by the marks of mystical states of consciousness as given by James: ineffability, noetic quality, transiency, and passivity. ..."

4. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1902)
"ineffability. — The handiest of the marks by which I classify a state of mind as mystical is negative. The subject of it immediately says that it defies ..."

5. The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy by William James (1911)
"... up trying to say anything adequate about them, and to take refuge in wild and whirling words which but confess our impotence before their ineffability. ..."

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