incommunicable

[ in-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being communicated, imparted, shared, etc.
not communicative; taciturn.

Nearby words

  1. incommensurate,
  2. incommode,
  3. incommodious,
  4. incommodity,
  5. incommunicability,
  6. incommunicado,
  7. incommunicative,
  8. incommutable,
  9. incompact,
  10. incomparability

Origin of incommunicable

From the Late Latin word incommūnicābilis, dating back to 1560–70. See in-3, communicable

Related formsin·com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty, in·com·mu·ni·ca·ble·ness, nounin·com·mu·ni·ca·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for incommunicability

incommunicable

/ (ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being communicated
an obsolete word for incommunicative
Derived Formsincommunicability or incommunicableness, nounincommunicably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for incommunicability
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