indescribable

[ in-di-skrahy-buh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈskraɪ bə bəl /

adjective

not describable; too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable confusion; indescribable euphoria.

Nearby words

  1. independent suspension,
  2. independent variable,
  3. independentista,
  4. independents,
  5. inderal,
  6. indescript,
  7. indestructibility,
  8. indestructible,
  9. indeterminable,
  10. indeterminacy

Origin of indescribable

First recorded in 1785–95; in-3 + describable

Related formsin·de·scrib·a·bil·i·ty, in·de·scrib·a·ble·ness, nounin·de·scrib·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for indescribably

indescribable

/ (ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl) /

adjective

beyond description; too intense, extreme, etc, for words
Derived Formsindescribability or indescribableness, nounindescribably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for indescribably

indescribable

adj.

1794, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + describable (see describe). Related: Indescribably; indescribability. In same sense, Old English had unasecgendlic.

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