ineffableness

ineffable

[in-ef-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.
2.
not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the deity.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin ineffābilis. See in-3, effable

ineffability, ineffableness, noun
ineffably, adverb


2. unspeakable.
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ineffable (ɪnˈɛfəbəl)
 
adj
1.  too great or intense to be expressed in words; unutterable
2.  too sacred to be uttered
3.  indescribable; indefinable
 
[C15: from Latin ineffābilis unutterable, from in-1 + effābilis, from effārī to utter, from fārī to speak]
 
ineffa'bility
 
n
 
in'effableness
 
n
 
in'effably
 
adv

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ineffable
mid-15c., from Fr. ineffable (14c.), from L. ineffabilis "unutterable," from in- "not" + effabilis "speakable," from effari "utter," from ex- "out" + fari "speak" (see fame).
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