inexpressible

[ in-ik-spres-uh-buhl ]
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adjective
  1. not expressible; incapable of being uttered or described in words: a scene of inexpressible beauty.

noun
  1. inexpressibles, Archaic. trousers; pants.

Origin of inexpressible

1
First recorded in 1615–25; in-3 + expressible

Other words from inexpressible

  • in·ex·press·i·bil·i·ty, in·ex·press·i·ble·ness, noun
  • in·ex·press·i·bly, adverb

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How to use inexpressible in a sentence

  • Gwynne's eyes wandered over the inexpressibly desolate and sinister landscape.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Her face, too, was inexpressibly virginal in its expression of innocence and of melancholy suffering.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils

British Dictionary definitions for inexpressible

inexpressible

/ (ˌɪnɪkˈsprɛsəbəl) /


adjective
  1. too great, etc, to be expressed or uttered; indescribable

Derived forms of inexpressible

  • inexpressibility or inexpressibleness, noun
  • inexpressibly, adverb

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