ineffable

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ineffable \In*ef"fa*ble\, adjective [L. ineffabilis: cf. F. ineffable. See {In-} not, and {Effable}, {Fame}.] Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.

Contentment with our lot . . . will diffuse ineffable contentment over the soul. --Beattie.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ineffable

adjective

1: defying expression or description; "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor" [syn: {indefinable}, {indescribable}, {ineffable}, {unspeakable}, {untellable}, {unutterable}]

2: too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity" [syn: {ineffable}, {unnameable}, {unspeakable}, {unutterable}]


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