- not describable; too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable confusion; indescribable euphoria.
Origin of indescribable
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overwhelming, indefinable, unutterable.
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It was an indescribable change, but Andrew knew that the man had opened his eyes.Way of the Lawless
The peculiar feelings one has who is a "runaway" are indescribable.Biography of a Slave
There was indescribable rebuke in her slow emphasis of the words.
There was an indescribable menace in the forger's half-uttered threat.
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- beyond description; too intense, extreme, etc, for words
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Word Origin and History for indescribable
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