What does unutterable mean?

Definitions for unutterable
ʌnˈʌt ər ə bəlun·ut·ter·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterableadjective

    too sacred to be uttered

    "the ineffable name of the Deity"

  2. indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterableadjective

    defying expression or description

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

  3. unpronounceable, unutterableadjective

    very difficult to pronounce correctly

    "an unpronounceable foreign word"; "unutterable consonant clusters"


  1. unutterableadjective

    Not utterable; incapable of being spoken or voiced; inexpressible; ineffable; unspeakable.

    unutterable anguish.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unutterableadjective

    Ineffable; inexpressible.

    Sighs now breath’d
    Unutterable; which the spirit of pray’r
    Inspir’d, and wing’d for heav’n with speedier flight
    Than loudest oratory. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.

    It wounds my soul
    To think of your unutterable sorrows,
    When you shall find Hippolitus was guiltless. Smith.


  1. unutterable

    Unutterable refers to something that is too great, intense, or horrible to describe in words. It may also refer to something that should not be expressed or uttered due to its sacred, dangerous, or taboo nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unutterableadjective

    not utterable; incapable of being spoken or voiced; inexpressible; ineffable; unspeakable; as, unutterable anguish

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unutterable

    un-ut′ėr-a-bl, adj. incapable of being uttered or expressed.—ns. Unutterabil′ity, Unutt′erableness.—adv. Unutt′erably.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unutterable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unutterable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unutterable in a Sentence

  1. Marquis de Sade:

    If the objects who serve us feel ecstacy, they are much more often concerned with themselves than with us, and our own enjoyment is consequently impaired. The idea of seeing another person experience the same pleasure reduces one to a kind of equality which spoils the unutterable charms that come from despotism.

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