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Synonyms for ineffable
ɪnˈɛf ə bəl

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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. ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable(adj)

    too sacred to be uttered

    "the ineffable name of the Deity"

Wiktionary

  1. ineffable(adjective)

    Beyond expression in words; unspeakable.

    Synonyms:
    unutterable, unspeakable, taboo, indescribable, inexpressible

    Antonyms:
    noisy

  2. ineffable(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ineffable(a.)

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

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How to use ineffable in a sentence?

  1. Elbert Hubbard:

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

  2. Arthur Rimbaud:

    The first study for the man who wants to be a poet is knowledge of himself, complete: he searches for his soul, he inspects it, he puts it to the test, he learns it. As soon as he has learned it, he must cultivate it! I say that one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet becomes a seer through a long, immense, and reasoned derangement of all the senses. All shapes of love suffering, madness. He searches himself, he exhausts all poisons in himself, to keep only the quintessences. Ineffable torture where he needs all his faith, all his superhuman strength, where he becomes among all men the great patient, the great criminal, the great accursed one--and the supreme Scholar! For he reaches the unknown! ....So the poet is actually a thief of Fire!”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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