from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to be transmitted; not communicable: an incommunicable disease.
- adj. Incommunicative: an executive who was maddeningly incommunicable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That cannot be communicated or transmitted
- adj. Who does not communicate freely; uncommunicative or reserved
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not communicable; incapable of being communicated, shared, told, or imparted, to others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not communicable; incapable of being communicated, told, or imparted to others.
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It was given to her to know that which an artist of living memory has called the incommunicable thrill of things ....
There would be, for instance, no less than eight or nine of those great slowly moving words, like 'incommunicable' or 'importunate' written down, not so much to express an inevitable idea as to fill an inevitable space; and thus the poems seem to lose their pungency by the slow absorption of painfully sought agglutinations of syllables, with a stately music of their own, of course, but garnered rather than engendered.
Deep religious experience is always indescribable and usually incommunicable.
Laws' other claim is that religious belief is, for all except the holder, "incommunicable by any kind of proof or evidence", and that the truth of it "lies only in the heart of the believer".
Michael, his forefeet on the gunwale, barked to him in a puzzled, questioning sort of way, and Jerry whimpered back incommunicable understanding.
And it would seem to Michael that on one side, clinging to him, Cocky talked farrago in his ear, and on the other side Sara clung to him and chattered an interminable and incommunicable tale.
It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life.
Something, an incommunicable vastness of feeling, rose up into his eyes as a light and shone forth.
On the other hand, he appreciated the chance effects in words and phrases that came lightly and easily into his brain, and that later stood all tests of beauty and power and developed tremendous and incommunicable connotations.
He, by some wonder of vision, saw beyond the farthest outpost of empiricism, where was no language for narration, and yet, by some golden miracle of speech, investing known words with unknown significances, he conveyed to Martin's consciousness messages that were incommunicable to ordinary souls.