undefinable

[ UK /ˌʌndɪfˈa‍ɪnəbə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. not capable of being precisely or readily described; not easily put into words
    an abstract concept that seems indefinable
    an indefinable feeling of terror
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How To Use undefinable In A Sentence

  • Slang is almost by definition undefinable, deliberately outside the dictionary.
  • She has an undefinable quality and she stands for dignity and respect.
  • Defining the undefinable is their dirty job, and they have my sympathy. Definitions and manifestos
  • The best journalists are often those who bring the undefinable, the intangible, to their work.
  • Theodore Brandeis 'roseleaf skin, and over, and above all these, weaving in and out through the whole, an expression or cast -- a vague, undefinable thing which we call a resemblance -- that could only have come from the woman of the picture, Theodore Brandeis' wife, Olga. Fanny Herself
  • Thus they form a heterogeneous assemblage of liquid hydrocarbons, of which naphtha and maltha may be said to form the extremes, and which have little in common, except their undefinable name. Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882
  • While they haven't completely gone in a new direction, their sound just continues to evolve in an increasingly complex, and previously undefinable way.
  • The magical photograph attempts to go beyond the immediate context of the recorded experience into realm of the undefinable.
  • It's very cleverly done, but with an undefinable innocence that suggests the dewy-eyed thrill of very early pop, beaches and bikinis.
  • But if you cannot even be bothered to look up the term on your own, and are so proud of your ignorance that you dismiss it out of hand as 'undefinable' or 'just a word', the discussion is pointless. "How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?"
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