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[uhn-prin-tuh-buh l] /ʌnˈprɪn tə bəl/
improper or unfit for print, especially because of obscenity or offensiveness.
Origin of unprintable
1855-60; un-1 + printable
Related forms
unprintableness, noun
unprintably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unprintable
  • Some anonymous blogs are said to be run by journalists who put their unprintable stories online.
  • Among the researchers, the frustration is palpable, their reactions unprintable.
  • My first reaction was to utter something that was both unprofessional and unprintable.
  • Also, in situations where cipher characters are to be printed, no unprintable characters can be permitted in cipher.
  • He cites a three-word trial mantra that is unprintable here but useful for any prosecutor.
  • Those bits are totally unprintable in a family newspaper.
British Dictionary definitions for unprintable


unsuitable for printing for reasons of obscenity, libel, bad taste, etc
Derived Forms
unprintableness, noun
unprintably, adverb
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