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ineffable

adjective amazing, astounding, awesome, beyond expression, beyond words, fearful, great, impossible to describe, impossible to express, inconceivable, incredible, incredibilis, indescribable, inexpressible, infandus, marvelous, miraculous, mysterious, nameless, not explainable, not exxressible, not to be spoken, overwhelming, sacred, staggering, strange, terrific, unable to be expressed, unable to be spoken, undefinable, unheard, unimaginable, unmentionable, unnamable, unpronounceable, untranslatable, unutterable
Associated concepts: ineffable accident
See also: mysterious, sacrosanct, undefinable
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Hence the subtitle, which leads us to a number of ineffably silly and offensive reflections--which do not come near to exhausting the silliness and offensiveness of the book--on why the 20 million victims (putting the total rather low) of Uncle Joe may be regarded as fit subject of mirth while the victims of the Holocaust may not.
As Levy explained in a revealing letter to the editor of La Plume in 1895, this "essence" consisted above all in a certain almost ineffably comic element that, to him, underlay the enchanted life of Alsatian Jews.
Four women moved through a series of group sections, which recombined simple, sophisticated phrases--devised in collaboration with the dancers--in myriad ways, weaving them into ineffably emotional kinetic images.
When asked why he accepted a part in the film Around the World in Eighty Days, he answered, "I was fascinated to see that the script described my role as `superior and ineffably smug.
He began with these ineffably poetic lines: "Robert Johnson is little, very little more than a name on aging index cards and a few dusty master records in the files of a phonograph company that no longer exists.
We recognize in ourselves other powers of divine knowledge; we find in ourselves that inferential sense, of which Newman speaks, by which we can be assured of the presence of higher and ineffably mysterious powers with which we are in direct contact.
This haunting, beautiful, and ineffably sad tale of longing so intense as to be taken beyond the grave, is written in See's characteristically strong prose.
In the book-signing tent, was that actually the ineffably hip Zo Heller or was it a local schoolteacher writing her signature?
The only-begotten Son, shining forth from the eternal Father, came forth from thee, O pure One, ineffably incarnate.
One of the greatest things about J K Rowling has been her stated determination to put an end to the prosaic, overblown and ineffably tedious saga she has spawned.
The prettily-dressed staff are ineffably pleasant and welcoming and as you make yourself comfortable on the heavy wooden chairs (try not to slam the low crossbar into your achilles as I did), all seems to bode well.