Ineffableness In*ef"fa*ble*ness, n. The quality or state of being ineffable or unutterable; unspeakableness. [1913 Webster]

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  • ineffableness — noun see ineffable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ineffableness — See ineffability. * * * …   Universalium

  • ineffableness — in·ef·fa·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • ineffableness — noun see ineffable I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ineffability — In*ef fa*bil i*ty, n. [L. ineffabilitas: cf. F. ineffabilit[ e].] The quality or state of being ineffable; ineffableness; unspeakableness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ineffable — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ineffabilis, from in + effabilis capable of being expressed, from effari to speak out, from ex + fari to speak more at ban Date: 14th century 1. a. incapable of being expressed in words ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ineffable — ineffability, ineffableness, n. ineffably, adv. /in ef euh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy. 2. not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the… …   Universalium

  • theism — theist /thee ist/, n., adj. theistic, theistical, adj. theistically, adv. /thee iz euhm/, n. 1. the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (distinguished from deism). 2. belie …   Universalium

  • ineffable — adjective /ɪˈnɛf.ə.bəl,ˌɪnˈɛf.ə.bəl/ a) Beyond expression in words; unspeakable. As Alan Watts (1961) wrote, it involves trying to speak the unspeakable, scrute the inscrutable and eff the ineffable. b) Forbidden to be uttered; taboo. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • ineffable — /ɪnˈɛfəbəl / (say in efuhbuhl) adjective 1. that cannot be uttered or expressed; inexpressible; unspeakable: ineffable joy. 2. that must not be uttered: the ineffable name. {Middle English, from Latin ineffābilis} –ineffability /ɪnˌɛfəˈbɪləti/… …   Australian English dictionary

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