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unprintable

[uhn-prin-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. improper or unfit for print, especially because of obscenity or offensiveness.
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Origin of unprintable

First recorded in 1855–60; un-1 + printable
Related formsun·print·a·ble·ness, nounun·print·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unprintable

Historical Examples

  • As for the caretakers of the parks their comment on this matter is unprintable.

    The Old World in the New

    Edward Alsworth Ross

  • Well, if she's of such high station, why is she such an (unprintable)?

  • They are so abominable that details are unprintable in clean newspapers.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • When he gave voice to the unprintable remark above he was through.

  • Your true garage man's feeling for electrics is unprintable.

    Half Portions

    Edna Ferber


British Dictionary definitions for unprintable

unprintable

adjective
  1. unsuitable for printing for reasons of obscenity, libel, bad taste, etc
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Derived Formsunprintableness, noununprintably, adverb
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