indefinable

[ in-di-fahy-nuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈfaɪ nə bəl /

adjective

not definable; not readily identified, described, analyzed, or determined.

noun

something that cannot be defined: the indefinables of great musicianship.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of indefinable

First recorded in 1800–10; in-3 + definable

OTHER WORDS FROM indefinable

in·de·fin·a·ble·ness, nounin·de·fin·a·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for indefinable

British Dictionary definitions for indefinable

indefinable
/ (ˌɪndɪˈfaɪnəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being defined or analysedthere was an indefinable sense of terror

Derived forms of indefinable

indefinableness, nounindefinably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012