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unutterable

[uhn-uht-er-uh-buh l] /ʌnˈʌt ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not communicable by utterance; unspeakable; beyond expression:
unutterable joy.
2.
not utterable; not pronounceable:
an unutterable foreign word.
Origin of unutterable
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + utterable
Related forms
unutterably, adverb
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  • I leaned against the mantel, relieved by his going, but unutterably lonely.

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  • They were unutterably shy of religious expression, and to read was their only chance.

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  • The man was so contemptible; so unutterably low and 257 vile and cowardly.

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  • These heights are incomparably, unutterably beyond vision and union.

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  • At last Andre-Louis began to speak, his voice level and unutterably cold.

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  • And a vast stillness reigns, mournful, ominous, unutterably sad.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • The lines he had made that day were unutterably sacred and sweet to him.

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  • His life was unutterably grand, his burial must be on the same scale.

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  • Robespierre was unutterably outraged by the proceedings of the atheists.

  • It was so unutterably horrible, thinking of what must have happened to her and to others like her!

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British Dictionary definitions for unutterably

unutterable

/ʌnˈʌtərəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being expressed in words
Derived Forms
unutterableness, noun
unutterably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unutterably

unutterable

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + utterable (see utter (v.)). As a noun, from 1788; unutterables as a euphemism for "trousers" is recorded by 1843.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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