Definition of Ineffable

1. Adjective. Defying expression or description. "A thing of untellable splendor"




2. Adjective. Too sacred to be uttered. "The ineffable name of the Deity"
Exact synonyms: Unnameable, Unspeakable, Unutterable
Similar to: Sacred

Definition of Ineffable

1. a. Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.

Definition of Ineffable

1. Adjective. Beyond expression in words; unspeakable. ¹

2. Adjective. Forbidden to be uttered; taboo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ineffable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ineffable

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inedia
inedibility
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inedibly
inedita
inedited
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ineducabilities
ineducability
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ineffable (current term)
ineffableness
ineffablenesses
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ineffectuality
ineffectuall
ineffectually

Literary usage of Ineffable

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1. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"INEXHAUSTIBLE, which cannot be drawn out or emptied, L. ineffable Humbert, [in Algebra'] the fame as furd Numbers. INEFFECTUAL,Г that has no ..."

2. The Theological and Literary Journal (1856)
"The ultimate fact is in itself ineffable, because inconceivable under any ... but he asserts that those facts are in themselves ''ineffable" and ..."

3. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... deep, and ineffable actions of our spirits which are too full of hope, of faith, and the holiest peace, for words to be meant to express them. ..."

4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1911)
"... but from what she afterward told me l know it was not from terror or sorrow, but from the overpowering gladness of the ineffable beauty and ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Supplementary Volume[s]. by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"... the city with ineffable splendor, and turned its parallel harbors into reservoirs of amber wine. Some fleecy cloudlets, floating over the bright domes ..."

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