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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 of inexpressible
1615-1625
1615-25; in-3 + expressible
Related forms
inexpressibility, inexpressibleness, noun
inexpressibly, adverb
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  • I am inexpressibly glad that you have found me worthy of so much help.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • This thought is inexpressibly beautiful; and quite, so far as I know, original.

  • This discovery of his illiteracy shocked and hurt her inexpressibly.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • It would console him inexpressibly; would be infinitely sweet to him.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • I have never really got over Old Paul's death yet; it was so inexpressibly sad.

    Jimmy Quixote Tom Gallon
  • It was chilly, too, and the hotel was inexpressibly dreary and uncomfortable.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It was inexpressibly obnoxious to me to hear my poor Margaret spoken of as 'a young woman' by my business-like companion.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • The clarity of understanding between them was inexpressibly precious to him.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for inexpressibly

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 inexpressibly

inexpressible

adj.

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

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