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Word of the Day 10/23/20 Ineffable

Ineffable (adjective)
ineffable [ in-ef-uh-buhl ]


adjective
1. incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.
2. not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the deity.

OTHER WORDS FROM INEFFABLE
in·ef·fa·bil·i·ty, in·ef·fa·ble·ness, noun
in·ef·fa·bly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO INEFFABLE
indescribable, heavenly, transcendent, unspeakable, ethereal, celestial, divine, empyrean, holy, ideal, impossible, incredible, nameless, sacred, spiritual, transcendental, empyreal, incommunicable, indefinable, inexpressible

SYNONYMS FOR INEFFABLE
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2. unspeakable.

Origin: First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word ineffābilis.See in-, effable

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INEFFABLE
A lot of what mathematicians do when they approach a new problem is ineffable.
AT THE MATH OLYMPIAD, COMPUTERS PREPARE TO GO FOR THE GOLD - FACTS SO ROMANTIC|KEVIN HARTNETT|SEPTEMBER 22, 2020|NAUTILUS

At a high level, a lot of what mathematicians do when they approach a new problem is ineffable.
AT THE MATH OLYMPIAD, COMPUTERS PREPARE TO GO FOR THE GOLD|KEVIN HARTNETT|SEPTEMBER 21, 2020|QUANTA MAGAZINE

And on that score, on that ineffable quality called charisma, Walker may face his biggest challenges.
SCOTT WALKER IS THE PERFECT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR 2016 (ON PAPER)|DAVID FREEDLANDER|NOVEMBER 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Sometimes there's a thing in the air, an ineffable thing, that just makes it all work.
ENDLESS SUMMER: MEG WOLITZER TALKS ABOUT “THE INTERESTINGS”|JANE CIABATTARI|APRIL 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST

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