words fail me

I can't put my thoughts or feelings into words, especially because of surprise or shock, as in When she showed up at the wedding with all three ex-husbands—well, words fail me. [Second half of 1900s]


Nearby words

  1. wordless,
  2. wordlessly,
  3. wordmonger,
  4. wordplay,
  5. words,
  6. words of one syllable, in,
  7. words stick in one's throat,
  8. words to that effect,
  9. wordsearch,
  10. wordsmith

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