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Synonyms for ineffable
ɪnˈɛf ə bəlin·ef·fa·ble

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Wiktionary

  1. ineffableadjective

    Beyond expression in words; unspeakable.

    Synonyms:
    unutterable, unspeakable, taboo, indescribable, inexpressible

    Antonyms:
    noisy

  2. ineffableadjective

    Forbidden to be uttered; taboo.

    Synonyms:
    unutterable, unspeakable, taboo, indescribable, inexpressible

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ineffable

    Synonyms:
    inexpressible, inconceivable, insurpassable, indeclarable, indescribable, exquisite, perfect

    Antonyms:
    common, trivial, superficial, vulgar, conversational, colloquial, obvious, commonplace

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    unnameable, atrocious, painful, indefinable, undefinable, awful, terrible, unpronounceable, unspeakable, indescribable, unutterable, untellable, abominable, dreadful

    Antonyms:
    profane, expressible, secular

  2. ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterableadjective

    too sacred to be uttered

    "the ineffable name of the Deity"

    Synonyms:
    unnameable, atrocious, painful, indefinable, awful, terrible, unpronounceable, unspeakable, indescribable, unutterable, untellable, abominable, dreadful

    Antonyms:
    profane, expressible, secular

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ineffableadjective

    Synonyms:
    unspeakable, unutterable, inexpressible, indescribable, that cannot be spoken, beyond expression

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How to use ineffable in a sentence?

  1. Caldwell O'Keefe:

    I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express.

  2. Elbert Hubbard:

    The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

  3. James Grover Thurber:

    But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    It is interesting to note that poetry, a literary device whose very construct involves the use of words, is itself the word of choice by persons grasping to describe something so beautiful it is marvelously ineffable.


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