Definition of unspeakable in English:

unspeakable

Line breaks: un|speak¦able
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈspiːkəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

unspeakableness

noun
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  • I believe the silence was the result of the unspeakableness of what they had experienced and the belief that no one would understand them if they did try to convey it.
  • It is this absence, this unspeakableness, through which sexuality is regulated.
  • The language of "unspeakableness" has practical problems and theological ones.

unspeakably

adverb
[as submodifier]: he was unspeakably cruel
More example sentences
  • Then they were held at Bagram and Kandahar, where their treatment was unspeakably harsh and cruel.
  • While a relationship is breaking down, people can be unspeakably cruel to each other.
  • To get the best vantage point we drove right to the top of the mountain - the Peshmerga front line. It was dark, unspeakably bleak and incredibly cold.

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