What does unspeakable mean?

Definitions for unspeakableʌnˈspi kə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unspeakable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable(adj)

    defying expression or description

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

  2. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable(adj)

    exceptionally bad or displeasing

    "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

  3. ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable(adj)

    too sacred to be uttered

    "the ineffable name of the Deity"


  1. unspeakable(Adjective)

    Incapable of being spoken or uttered; unutterable; ineffable; inexpressible.

  2. unspeakable(Adjective)

    Unfit or not permitted to be spoken or described.

  3. unspeakable(Adjective)

    Extremely bad or objectionable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unspeakable(adj)

    not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately described; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable; as, unspeakable grief or rage


  1. Unspeakable

    Unspeakable is the 17th album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 2004 and features performances by Frisell, Hal Willner, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Don Alias, Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Curtis Fowlkes, Adam Dorn, Jenny Scheinman, Eyvind Kang, and Hank Roberts. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2005.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unspeakable

    un-spē′ka-bl, adj. incapable of being spoken, uttered, or described.—v.t. Unspeak′ (Shak.), to retract, as what has been spoken.—adv. Unspea′kably, in an unspeakable or inexpressible manner.—adj. Unspea′king, not being able to speak.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unspeakable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unspeakable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

  5. Kent Yalowitz:

    But if the only thing you can give them is money, then money has to stand in as compensation for the unspeakable loss.

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Translations for unspeakable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nevýslovnýCzech
  • unsäglichGerman
  • sopimaton, sanomaton, saastainen, käsittämätön, sanoinkuvaamatonFinnish
  • indicibleFrench
  • 言い知れぬ, 口では言えないJapanese
  • niewysłowionyPolish
  • несказанный, неописуемый, непередаваемыйRussian
  • చెప్పరానిTelugu

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