Definitions

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  • adj. 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • The film was incendiary not merely because it showed the unshowable. that the then.

    News Dissector Blog

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

    Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log

  • It was a Janus-like show that brought one year to a close and opened the next one at that venue because it claims to show the unshowable, to depict what cannot be defined and to reflect on canvas what no one has ever seen.

    Stabroek News

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