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ineffable Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite defying expression or description
    indefinable; indescribable; untellable; unutterable; unspeakable.
    • indefinable yearnings
    • indescribable beauty
    • ineffable ecstasy
    • inexpressible anguish
    • unspeakable happiness
    • unutterable contempt
    • a thing of untellable splendor
  2. adjective satellite too sacred to be uttered
    unnameable; unutterable; unspeakable.
    • the ineffable name of the Deity

In*ef"fa*ble adjective
L. ineffabilis: cf. F. ineffable. See In- not, and Effable, Fame.
  1. Incapable of being expresses in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.
    Contentment with our lot . . . will diffuse ineffable contenment over the soul. Beattie.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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