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unutterable adj
1 too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity" [syn: ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable]
2 defying expression or description; "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor" [syn: indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, untellable]
3 very difficult to pronounce correctly; "an unpronounceable foreign word"; "unutterable consonant clusters" [syn: unpronounceable]

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  1. Not utterable; incapable of being spoken or voiced; inexpressible; ineffable; unspeakable; as, unutterable anguish.
    • Sighed and looked unutterable things. - Thomson

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