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indescribable

[in-di-skrahy-buh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈskraɪ bə bəl/
adjective
1.
not describable; too extraordinary for description:
a scene of indescribable confusion; indescribable euphoria.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; in-3 + describable
Related forms
indescribability, indescribableness, noun
indescribably, adverb
Synonyms
overwhelming, indefinable, unutterable.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-describable

indescribable

/ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl/
adjective
1.
beyond description; too intense, extreme, etc, for words
Derived Forms
indescribability, indescribableness, noun
indescribably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-describable

indescribable

adj.

1794, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + describable (see describe). Related: Indescribably; indescribability. In same sense, Old English had unasecgendlic.

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