Inexpressible
Inexpressible In`ex*press"i*ble, a. Not capable of expression or utterance in language; ineffable; unspeakable; indescribable; unutterable; as, inexpressible grief or pleasure. ``Inexpressible grandeur.'' --Blair. [1913 Webster]

In orbs Of circuit inexpressible they stood. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • inexpressible — ⇒INEXPRESSIBLE, subst. masc. Vx. Synon. plais. de pantalon, culotte. Pour tout dire en un mot, c était elle qui portait les culottes ou les inexpressibles, selon la chaste locution anglaise (NERVAL, Filles feu, Paris, Champion, 1931 [1854], p.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inexpressible — index inapprehensible, indefinable, ineffable, undefinable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inexpressible — (adj.) 1620s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not + expressible (see EXPRESS (Cf. express) (v.)). Related: Inexpressibly …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexpressible — *unutterable, ineffable, unspeakable, indescribable, indefinable Analogous words: tenuous, rare (see THIN): infinite, boundless, illimitable Antonyms: expressible …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inexpressible — [in΄eks pres′ə bəl, in΄ik spres′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be expressed; indescribable or unutterable inexpressibility n. inexpressibleness inexpressibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • inexpressible — in|ex|pres|si|ble [ˌınıkˈspresıbəl] adj formal an inexpressible feeling is too strong to be described in words ▪ inexpressible gratitude >inexpressibly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inexpressible — in|ex|press|i|ble [ ,ınık spresəbl ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY an inexpressible feeling is very strong and impossible to describe: inexpressible joy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inexpressible — [[t]ɪ̱nɪkspre̱sɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ An inexpressible feeling cannot be expressed in words because it is so strong. [FORMAL] He felt a sudden inexpressible loneliness. Syn: indescribable Derived words: inexpressibly [[t]ɪ̱nɪkspre̱sɪbli[/t]] ADV ADV adj …   English dictionary

  • inexpressible — UK [ˌɪnɪkˈspresəb(ə)l] / US adjective mainly literary an inexpressible feeling is very strong and impossible to describe inexpressible joy …   English dictionary

  • inexpressible — adjective Date: 1625 not capable of being expressed ; indescribable < inexpressible joy > • inexpressibility noun • inexpressibleness noun • inexpressibly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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