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unmentionable

adjective un·men·tion·able \ ˌən-ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl \
|Updated on: 26 Jul 2018

Definition of unmentionable

: 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.

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unmentionable

noun

Definition of unmentionable

: one that is not to be mentioned or discussed: such as
a unmentionables play \ˌən-ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəlz\ plural : pants 1
b unmentionables plural : underwear

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1791

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UNMENTIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unmentionable

Definition of unmentionable for English Language Learners

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


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