incommunicable

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

adjective

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

Origin of incommunicable

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

Related forms

in·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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incommunicable

/ (ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being communicated
an obsolete word for incommunicative

Derived Forms

incommunicability or incommunicableness, nounincommunicably, adverb
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