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ˌɪn kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəlin·com·mu·ni·ca·ble

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  1. incommunicableadjective

    That cannot be communicated or transmitted

  2. incommunicableadjective

    Who does not communicate freely; uncommunicative or reserved

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Incommunicableadjective

    Etymology: incommunicable, Fr. in and communicable.

    They cannot ask more than I can give, may I but reserve to myself the incommunicable jewel of my conscience. Charles I .

    Only the God of nature perfectly knows her; and light without darkness is the incommunicable claim of him that dwells in light inaccessible. Joseph Glanvill.

    It was agreed on both sides, that there was one supreme excellency, which was incommunicable to any creatures. Edward Stillingfleet.

    Neither did he treat them with these peculiarities of favour in the extraordinary discoveries of the gospel only, but also of those incommunicable revelations of the divine love, in reference to their own personal interest in it. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incommunicableadjective

    not communicable; incapable of being communicated, shared, told, or imparted, to others

  2. Etymology: [L. incommunicabilis: cf. F. incommunicable. See In- not, and Communicable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incommunicable

    in-kom-ūn′i-ka-bl, adj. that cannot be communicated or imparted to others.—ns. Incommunicabil′ity, Incommun′icableness.—adv. Incommun′icably.—adj. Incommun′icative, not disposed to hold communion with, or to give information: unsocial.—adv. Incommun′icatively.—n. Incommun′icativeness.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incommunicable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incommunicable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of incommunicable in a Sentence

  1. Adlai Stevenson I:

    What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.

  2. Northrop Frye:

    It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.

  3. Edith Hamilton:

    There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.

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