Definitions

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

  • adjective Not fit to be mentioned or discussed; unspeakable.
  • noun One that is not to be mentioned.
  • noun Underclothes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Incapable of being mentioned; unworthy of or unfit for being mentioned, named, or noticed.

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

  • adjective Not mentionable

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

  • noun a garment worn under other garments
  • adjective unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation

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Examples

  • However, I am irrationally obsessed with the idea of mosquito bites in unmentionable places.

    Rain. Dance. | Her Bad Mother

  • To not a few, and not all of them readers of a certain unmentionable newspaper in Chicago, the constitutional monarchy seemed an expensive anachronism.

    An Exile's View of Canada

  • Englishmen will welcome the new American playright with the name unmentionable to ears polite, and will recognise in him, as _the_ Dam _par excellence_, their brother, as one of the uncommon descendants of A-DAM.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, October 1, 1892

  • But I am done with counselling her, - her tendency towards the unmentionable is too strong for/me/to stay it.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Ummm … yes – I’d have to say he was bit in unmentionable areas.

    ANTS IN THE PANTS. No Joke.

  • Ummm … yes – I’d have to say he was bit in unmentionable areas.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The War on Terror debate’s great unmentionable is this: We lack the technology to get from here to there.

    mjh's blog — 2007 — August

  • So far as I have been able to determine since our return, I think that I came away from the experience with nearly 400 digital photos, 60 lbs of dirty laundry, innumerable mosquito bites in unmentionable places and the discomfiting realization that I am currently marching determinedly into the condition of being relentlessly boring and that that’s okay.

    Rain. Dance. | Her Bad Mother

  • So far as I have been able to determine since our return, I think that I came away from the experience with nearly 400 digital photos, 60 lbs of dirty laundry, innumerable mosquito bites in unmentionable places and the discomfiting realization that I am currently marching determinedly into the condition of being relentlessly boring and that that’s okay.

    Rain. Dance. | Her Bad Mother

  • So far as I have been able to determine since our return, I think that I came away from the experience with nearly 400 digital photos, 60 lbs of dirty laundry, innumerable mosquito bites in unmentionable places and the discomfiting realization that I am currently marching determinedly into the condition of being relentlessly boring and that that’s okay.

    Rain. Dance. | Her Bad Mother

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  • Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable. This must be some sort of a sign of civilization... or then not.

    March 26, 2009

  • first listed by:

    Lea

    :-)

    March 26, 2009

  • Is this my.. pants status? I'm quite newbie on Twitter... *rolling her eyes in horror*

    March 26, 2009

  • Twitter is awesome. Too bad it isnt really used much in Norway.

    March 26, 2009