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Indescribable vs. Ineffable

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Indescribableadjective

Impossible, or very difficult to describe.

‘He proved it with indescribable mathematics.’;

Ineffableadjective

Beyond expression in words; unspeakable.

Indescribableadjective

Exceeding all description.

‘Our hotel had an indescribable view of the Bay of Naples.’;

Ineffableadjective

Forbidden to be uttered; taboo.

Indescribableadjective

Incapable of being described.

Ineffableadjective

Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven.

‘Contentment with our lot . . . will diffuse ineffable contentment over the soul.’;

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Indescribableadjective

defying expression or description;

‘indefinable yearnings’; ‘indescribable beauty’; ‘ineffable ecstasy’; ‘inexpressible anguish’; ‘unspeakable happiness’; ‘unutterable contempt’; ‘a thing of untellable splendor’;

Ineffableadjective

defying expression or description;

‘indefinable yearnings’; ‘indescribable beauty’; ‘ineffable ecstasy’; ‘inexpressible anguish’; ‘unspeakable happiness’; ‘unutterable contempt’; ‘a thing of untellable splendor’;

Indescribableadjective

too unusual, extreme, or indefinite to be adequately described

‘most prisoners suffered indescribable hardship’;

Ineffableadjective

too sacred to be uttered;

‘the ineffable name of the Deity’;

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