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Meaning of INEFFABLE

Pronunciation:  in'efubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  defying expression or description; "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor"
  2. [adj]  too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"

INEFFABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: indefinable, indescribable, inexpressible, sacred, unexpressible, unnameable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*ef"fa*ble\, a. [L. ineffabilis: cf. F. ineffable.
See {In-} not, and {Effable}, {Fame}.]
Incapable of being expresses in words; unspeakable;
unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.

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

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