- not definable; not readily identified, described, analyzed, or determined.
- something that cannot be defined: the indefinables of great musicianship.
Origin of indefinable
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Examples from the Web for indefinable
He had that indefinable sixth sense that distinguishes gifted warriors from good ones.Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer
James A. Warren
August 17, 2014
He knew what was going on and he never, in my experience, took risk that was indefinable.Former NYSE Chairman Grasso Speaks
Allan Dodds Frank
March 30, 2009
There were suggestions of triumph, relief, gratitude in the indefinable tone of these words.The Secret Agent
After a while I began to have a feeling of indefinable uneasiness about Alma.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
There was an indefinable something which told me as much, very soon after I met him.Shoulder-Straps
She had the indefinable look of one who dwells with a sorrow for which there is no cure.An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
But Rose affected him differently, although the difference was subtle, indefinable.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
- incapable of being defined or analysedthere was an indefinable sense of terror
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Word Origin and History for indefinable
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