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unspeakable

unspeakable

adjective un·speak·able \-ˈspē-kə-bəl\

: very bad or evil

: impossible to describe in words

Full Definition of UNSPEAKABLE

1
a :  incapable of being expressed in words :  unutterable
b :  inexpressibly bad :  horrendous <unspeakable living conditions> <unspeakable evil>
2
:  that may not or cannot be spoken <the bawdy thoughts that come into one's head — the unspeakable words — L. P. Smith> <unspeakable collections of consonants — Rosemary Jellis>
un·speak·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of UNSPEAKABLE

  1. the unspeakable horror of war
  2. <continually encountered unspeakable beauty in their travels through the Alps>

First Known Use of UNSPEAKABLE

14th century

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