unutterable

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[ UK /ʌnˈʌtəɹəbə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. defying expression or description
    indescribable beauty
    ineffable ecstasy
    a thing of untellable splendor
    inexpressible anguish
    indefinable yearnings
    unutterable contempt
    unspeakable happiness
  2. very difficult to pronounce correctly
    an unpronounceable foreign word
    unutterable consonant clusters
  3. too sacred to be uttered
    the ineffable name of the Deity
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How To Use unutterable In A Sentence

  • SBG: the word "unutterable" also occurs in heel's phenomenology of spirit, page 66: "what is called the unutterable is nothing else than the untrue, the irrational, what is merely meant [but is not actually expressed]. FallNews - Unreadable.....
  • In this poem, the line that introduces the variation, ‘But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand,’ is also the line that tells us for the first time what the unutterable grief is about.
  • Every now and then, for instance, Hanna would start up and commence a series of little flirtations with the blackbird, which she called her sweetheart, and again resume her chat and seat as before; or she would attempt to catch a butterfly as it fluttered about her, or sometimes give it pursuit over half the green, whilst Kathleen sat with laughing and delighted eyes, and a smile of unutterable sweetness on her lips, watching the success of this innocent frolic. The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two
  • In his attempt to register the extent of his "unutterable" bliss at buying his freedom, Equiano offers a list of comparable moments of joy: The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire
  • Her voice had seemed to come from some unutterable distance.
  • Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave-cerements and corpse-like mask which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form. Nevermore
  • From what looked like very bad news came the unutterable relief of very good news.
  • How often, gliding by in barrenness, has it cast a shade of unutterable dejection on the dial of a sunless day. Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times
  • The third name is the name unutterable which means the All. Talks with Brother V. strengthen, refresh, and support me in the path of virtue. War and Peace
  • After an afternoon of unutterable boredom I was finally allowed to leave.
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