Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not definable, in any sense; indefinable: as, the undefinable bounds of space.

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  • adjective Not definable
  • noun Anything that cannot be defined.

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

  • adjective not capable of being precisely or readily described; not easily put into words

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Defining the undefinable is their dirty job, and they have my sympathy.

    Definitions and manifestos

  • If so, written constitutions are worse than useless; they are not obligatory, there is no penalty for their violation; obedience to them cannot be enforced; there is no government but that of opinion, fluctuating and uncertain, undefined and undefinable, which is paramount to the fundamental law.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Throughout his career, Kenton pursued a Quixote-like quest for a kind of undefinable art music that, in his own eyes, he never achieved although the symphony-sized "Neophonic" orchestra of the mid-'60s probably came closest.

    A Restless Soul Revealed

  • So its interesting that force is accepted as an elemental "undefinable" term and the ground of mechanics, and that not on the basis of what we observe passively but in terms of our own actions.

    But it's not Science!

  • So its interesting that force is accepted as an elemental "undefinable" term and the ground of mechanics, and that not on the basis of what we observe passively but in terms of our own actions.

    But it's not Science!

  • But if you cannot even be bothered to look up the term on your own, and are so proud of your ignorance that you dismiss it out of hand as 'undefinable' or 'just a word', the discussion is pointless.

    "How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?"

  • They're one of those "undefinable" bands - they call themselves when they have to "Folkgrass" - some kind of cross between folk music and bluegrass.

    My Fun Filled Friday Night

  • Come November, U.S. voters, after well over two centuries, still will not elect to the presidency a Black person who is the descendant of "we the people" who were enslaved not long ago in the U.S.A. These descendants are the Black American people, the group of Blacks whom Kenyan historian Ali Mazrui somehow has come to deem "undefinable" or "unmentionable", or who somehow should not be singled out n view of our long historical existence, lest in some way we might be seen as an "elite."

    BHM (Black History Month)

  • Come November, U.S. voters, after well over two centuries, still will not elect to the presidency a Black person who is the descendant of "we the people" who were enslaved not long ago in the U.S.A. These descendants are the Black American people, the group of Blacks whom Kenyan historian Ali Mazrui somehow has come to deem "undefinable" or "unmentionable", or who somehow should not be singled out n view of our long historical existence, lest in some way we might be seen as an "elite."

    Culture/ethnicity/race

  • Come November, U.S. voters, after well over two centuries, still will not elect to the presidency a Black person who is the descendant of "we the people" who were enslaved not long ago in the U.S.A. These descendants are the Black American people, the group of Blacks whom Kenyan historian Ali Mazrui somehow has come to deem "undefinable" or "unmentionable", or who somehow should not be singled out n view of our long historical existence, lest in some way we might be seen as an "elite."

    Black History Month on the Eve of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

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