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unmentionable

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

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.

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First Known Use of unmentionable

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unmentionable

noun un·men·tion·able

Definition of unmentionable

  1. :  one that is not to be mentioned or discussed: such asa unmentionablesplay \ˌən-ˈmen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəlz\ plural :  3pant 1b unmentionables plural :  underwear

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1791


UNMENTIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unmentionable

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Definition of unmentionable for English Language Learners

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


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