from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to describe adequately.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not describable; incapable of being described.
  • Trousers (a humorous euphemism).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Incapable of being described.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Impossible, or very difficult to describe.
  • adjective Exceeding all description.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective defying expression or description


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From in- + describe + -able.



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  • Once you label something as indescribable, it then has a description, which no longer makes it indescribable. (Wikipedia)

    June 6, 2008

  • That's stupid. Wikipedia, you're stupid. Indescribable is the absence of a description, not a description itself.

    June 9, 2008

  • indesCRibABle

    March 5, 2012