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unmentionable

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adjective un·men·tion·able \-ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl\

Simple Definition of unmentionable

  • : too offensive, shocking, or embarrassing to talk about or mention

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unmentionable

  1. :  not fit or allowed to be mentioned or discussed :  unspeakable <an unmentionable topic>

Examples of unmentionable in a sentence

  1. There are certain topics that are considered to be unmentionable.



1837

First Known Use of unmentionable

1837


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unmentionable

noun un·men·tion·able

Definition of unmentionable

  1. :  one that is not to be mentioned or discussed: as a plural :  3pant 1 b plural :  underwear



1823

First Known Use of unmentionable

1823


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