from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to describe: indescribable views.
- adj. Exceeding description: experienced indescribable delight. See Synonyms at unspeakable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Impossible, or very difficult to describe.
- adj. Exceeding all description.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Incapable of being described.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not describable; incapable of being described.
- Trousers (a humorous euphemism).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. defying expression or description
I'm tempted to call it "indescribable," except we need to describe it, eh?
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Nancy, you know, they continue to just be -- I don ` t want to use the word indescribable because, you know, frankly, it ` s my job to try to describe it and seems like a cop-out.
On the occasion of the betrothal she had arrived late, dressed in indescribable odds and ends, with an artificial red flower stuck into her frowzy wig.
We marched [30 Oct.] to Madrid, or rather its suburbs, where the poor inhabitants were in indescribable distress, seeing that they were again to be abandoned to French clemency and contributions.
I think there was a certain indescribable reserve of gravity upon them all, but there was not one whose lips did not part in a white line when looking at me, nor whose eyes and ears did not watch me with an interest as benign as it was intent.
It was with a twitch of this kind, and a certain indescribable twinkle of his somewhat melancholy eye, as he seemed intuitively to form a hasty conception of the oddity of his appearance to a stranger unused to the bush, that he welcomed me to his clearing.
Yet there was something superior, Atherton thought, something more tasteful, in short, indescribable, about this female.
The zipping allows us sensory delights which can only remain indescribable.
Historian/music critic Greil Marcus coined the term "yarragh" to refer to the indescribable impact of "certain sounds, certain small moments inside a song which can then suggest whole territories, completed stories, indistinct ceremonies, far outside anything that can be literally traced in the compositions that carry them."
Many sources downplay the toxicity factor and riddle toxins as unknown and indescribable, which is far from the truth.