unmentionable
I. adjective Date: 1837 not fit or allowed to be mentioned or discussed ; unspeakable <
an unmentionable topic
>
II. noun Date: 1823 one that is not to be mentioned or discussed: as a. plural pant III,1 b. plural underwear

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