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incommunicable

[in-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-buh l] /ˌɪn kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being communicated, imparted, shared, etc.
2.
not communicative; taciturn.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin incommūnicābilis. See in-3, communicable
Related forms
incommunicability, incommunicableness, noun
incommunicably, adverb
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Examples for incommunicable
  • The incommunicable trees begin to persuade us to live with them, and quit our life of solemn trifles.
  • The intensity with which he perceives this intrinsic blessing of life, however, seems to him incommunicable.
British Dictionary definitions for incommunicable

incommunicable

/ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being communicated
2.
an obsolete word for incommunicative
Derived Forms
incommunicability, incommunicableness, noun
incommunicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incommunicable
incommunicable
1568, "not communicative," from in- "not" + communicable (see communication). Sense of "not able to be communicated" first recorded 1577.
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