inexpressible

[in-ik-spres-uh-buh l]
noun
  1. inexpressibles, Archaic. trousers; pants.

Origin of inexpressible

First recorded in 1615–25; in-3 + expressible
Related formsin·ex·press·i·bil·i·ty, in·ex·press·i·ble·ness, nounin·ex·press·i·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for inexpressibly

Contemporary Examples of inexpressibly

Historical Examples of inexpressibly

  • This thought is inexpressibly beautiful; and quite, so far as I know, original.

  • It would console him inexpressibly; would be infinitely sweet to him.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • With your love and your pride, your sins and your folly, inexpressibly dear to me!

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • It was chilly, too, and the hotel was inexpressibly dreary and uncomfortable.

    A Singer from the Sea

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • The day was worse than its predecessor, inexpressibly gloomy and disheartening.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for inexpressibly

inexpressible

adjective
  1. too great, etc, to be expressed or uttered; indescribable
Derived Formsinexpressibility or inexpressibleness, nouninexpressibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexpressibly

inexpressible

adj.

1620s, from in- (1) "not" + expressible (see express (v.)). Related: Inexpressibly.

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