not speakable; that may not be spoken.
exceeding the power of speech; unutterable; inexpressible; indescribable.
inexpressibly bad or objectionable.
- un·speak·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·speak·a·bly, adverb
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How to use unspeakable in a sentence
Baltimore County Police said in a statement Thursday night that they were grieving over the “unspeakable deaths” after discovering the kids’ bodies when they pulled 33-year-old Nicole Johnson over in a traffic stop late Wednesday.Baltimore Aunt Drove Car for a Year With Kids Stuffed in Trunk: Cops | Zoe Richards | July 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
When an unspeakable evil is unleashed upon the world, civilization descends into chaos, and war blankets the globe.We’re getting a Wheel of Time prequel film trilogy to augment Amazon series | Jennifer Ouellette | July 14, 2021 | Ars Technica
The risks were appalling and the hardships unspeakable, but no government official would ever again tell you what to do.Sebastian Junger: What We Talk About When We Talk About Freedom | Nathan S. Webster | May 31, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Those two days, May 31 and June 1 of 1921, were unspeakable atrocities where unspeakable violence happened.Descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre Are Fighting for Justice. A New Documentary Hosted by Trymaine Lee Explores How. | Malaika Jabali | May 28, 2021 | Essence.com
This unspeakable and avoidable tragedy is just one piece of the puzzle.LGBTIQ refugees in Kakuma need durable solutions to address challenges | Steve Roth | April 29, 2021 | Washington Blade
Were you defining yourself as a fiction writer then, or did you already envision writing essays like the ones in The unspeakable?Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life | David Yaffe | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But unlike other recent books in its genre, unspeakable Things is markedly uninterested in converting its readers.
Syria—not usually the unspeakable disaster it is now, but never good.Is It Just Me or Is the World Exploding? So Why Isn’t Obama Doing More? | Michael Tomasky | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reports describe a gruesome scene of “almost unspeakable horror” with “bodies everywhere, organs splayed out.”Latest News on Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine | The Daily Beast | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While current protests focus on government corruption, the unspeakable succession to the throne overshadows all.The Real Crisis in Thailand is the Coming Royal Succession | Somchai Samizdat | February 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But her sympathy, and her confident belief that Alessandro might yet be found, gave unspeakable cheer to Felipe.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
He has been at once the author and the audience of the pitiful, unspeakable, long-drawn and far-stretched tragedy of earthly life.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
He didn't know there was a grave, but something weighed him down with unspeakable remorse.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
No good; he must humiliate himself again before those unspeakable aliens.The Chequers | James Runciman
It is very little more trouble, and certainly no more expense; and the advantages in point of comfort are unspeakable.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for unspeakable
incapable of expression in words: unspeakable ecstasy
indescribably bad or evil
not to be uttered: unspeakable thoughts
- unspeakableness, noun
- unspeakably, adverb
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