Definitions

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  • adjective Not showable; that cannot be shown.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ showable

Examples

  • Outside the precincts of torture porn, any movie that forthrightly depicted the rape and butchery of a young girl would be unendurable (and probably unshowable).

    Kurt Loder Reviews ‘The Lovely Bones’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • But in a democracy full of image and sound, fair use is necessary to prevent the existence of the unspeakable/unshowable.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The film was incendiary not merely because it showed the unshowable — that the then – Cold War era could yield a hot war for which England was uniquely unprepared — but because the whole thing was presented in documentary form.

    He Saw It Coming

  • The film was incendiary not merely because it showed the unshowable — that the then – Cold War era could yield a hot war for which England was uniquely unprepared — but because the whole thing was presented in documentary form.

    He Saw It Coming

  • But when the film was developed, the pictures proved unshowable: his skin wasn't just sallow, it was waxlike.

    Poor Devil

  • But when the film was developed, the pictures proved unshowable: his skin wasn't just sallow, it was waxlike.

    Poor Devil

  • I think he's done almost -- we better get out because he's going to be unshowable.

    CNN Transcript Feb 25, 2006

  • I think he's done almost -- we better get out because he's going to be unshowable.

    CNN Transcript Feb 20, 2006

  • "The shower scene in colour in 1960 would have just been unshowable," says Mr Brooke.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • "The house was left by Mr. Dykstra in an unshowable state, with raw sewage escaping from the main drain line left undone," wrote Brian Dubois of American Holdings & Land Inc.

    Reuters: Top News

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