Definition of indefinable in English:

indefinable

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Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈfʌɪnəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Not able to be defined or described exactly: she reminds me, in some indefinable way, of my grandmother
More example sentences
  • Ever since the ancient Greek artist Debutades traced a line around the silhouette of her lover's face, artists have been attempting to define the indefinable.
  • It is a challenging attempt to define what is often indefinable.
  • Poetry is the power of defining the indefinable in terms of the unforgettable.
Synonyms
hard to define, hard to describe, indescribable, inexpressible, nameless; vague, obscure; indefinite, unanalysable, intangible, impalpable, incorporeal, elusive, fugitive

Derivatives

indefinably

adverb
[as submodifier]: his indefinably foreign accent
More example sentences
  • The sensation of luxury that you get in a cashmere jersey is a bit like the feeling of wearing madly expensive underwear - no one knows you're doing it, but you somehow look indefinably better than usual.
  • The decor at Tower's is pretty much what you'd expect - pleasant and relaxing in that way that's indefinably associated with smart international hotels.
  • There is something indefinably cosy about them.

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