[ US /ənˈmɛnʃənəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnmˈɛnʃənəbə‍l/ ]
  1. unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation
    unmentionable words
  1. a garment worn under other garments
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How To Use unmentionable In A Sentence

  • Al-Kasim's first show, he says, "dissected" the Gulf Cooperation Council (the league of oil-rich monarchies and emirates that are responsible for some of the most closed regimes in the Middle East) "like a corpse," and since then The Opposite Direction has addressed an array of previously unmentionable questions in the Arab world, in terms ranging from the contrarian to the outlandish. The Faisal Factor
  • With some trepidation that I might hear those two unmentionable words… ‘Tim Henman’, I asked Lewis's mother who was his tennis-playing idol.
  • It made you wonder if there was something smelly and not disclosed, or perhaps it was meeting the Ghost from Melbourne, or as one shareholder and Mr Clark both described it ‘another unmentionable company.’
  • In The Consequences of Love, ‘Every man has an unmentionable secret,’ and none is more elusive than that of the international businessman.
  • Gazing upon them, my heart softened and I almost forgave the gums their manifold iniquities, their diabolical thirst, their demoralizing aspect of precocious senility and vice, their peeling bark suggestive of unmentionable skin diseases, and that system of radication which is nothing short of a scandal on this side of the globe .... Old Calabria
  • On this view beauty - to the extent that beauty, along with truth, has not been ejected into the dustbin of unmentionable ideas - really is in the eye of the beholder and nowhere else.
  • They do business with China, but they have to treat Cuba as the great unmentionable, the pariah.
  • To mention the unmentionable is already impossible.
  • As mortgage lenders last week upgraded their forecasts for house price inflation this year, commentators began whispering those two, until this moment, unmentionable words ‘hard landing’.
  • Pritchett even appears to be admitting the long-unmentionable truth that restrictionism of immigration induces labor-saving innovations. Let's Increase Poverty, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
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