adjective Date: 1871 unfit to be printed; especially too obscene or offensive to be shown in print <
unprintable epithets

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  • unprintable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of words, comments, or thoughts) too offensive or shocking to be published …   English terms dictionary

  • unprintable — [unprint′ə bəl] adj. not printable; not fit to be printed, as because of obscenity …   English World dictionary

  • unprintable — [[t]ʌ̱nprɪ̱ntəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ If you describe something that someone has said or done as unprintable, you mean that it is so rude or shocking that you do not want to say exactly what it was. Her reply was unprintable. ...some quite unprintable… …   English dictionary

  • unprintable — un|print|a|ble [ʌnˈprıntəbəl] adj words or remarks that are unprintable are so rude or shocking that you do not want to say what they are …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprintable — adjective words that are unprintable are very rude or shocking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unprintable — unprintableness, n. unprintably, adv. /un prin teuh beuhl/, adj. improper or unfit for print, esp. because of obscenity or offensiveness. [1855 60; UN 1 + PRINTABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unprintable — 1. adjective Not printable; obscene, or that cannot be displayed textually. 2. noun Something that is not printable …   Wiktionary

  • unprintable — Synonyms and related words: Fescennine, Rabelaisian, bawdy, blue, dirty, filthy, foul, foul mouthed, foul spoken, foul tongued, fulsome, impure, ithyphallic, lewd, lurid, nasty, obscene, offensive, pornographic, raunchy, ribald, salacious,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unprintable — un|print|a|ble [ ʌn prıntəbl ] adjective used for describing writing or words that you think are offensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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