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inexpressible

[in-ik-spres-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈsprɛs ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not expressible; incapable of being uttered or described in words:
a scene of inexpressible beauty.
noun
2.
inexpressibles, Archaic. trousers; pants.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; in-3 + expressible
Related forms
inexpressibility, inexpressibleness, noun
inexpressibly, adverb
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  • The long strokes of dark gray charcoal represent both turbulent waters and inexpressible grief.
  • There is an inexpressible charm in thus living in the open air.
  • My eye gratefully appraises a dizzying world of the expressed seeking to convey the inexpressible.
  • Many were the maledictions heaped on me by the rejected ones, and the sense of relief at the close of the day was inexpressible.
British Dictionary definitions for inexpressible

inexpressible

/ˌɪnɪkˈsprɛsəbəl/
adjective
1.
too great, etc, to be expressed or uttered; indescribable
Derived Forms
inexpressibility, inexpressibleness, noun
inexpressibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexpressible
adj.

1620s, from in- (1) "not" + expressible (see express (v.)). Related: Inexpressibly.

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