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  • adv. In an unspeakable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a manner or degree that cannot be expressed; inexpressibly; unutterably.

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

  • adv. to an inexpressible degree


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  • This unbelievable arrogance by people from the U.S. toward the rest of the world is in unspeakably bad taste and one of the reasons Gringos are so resented.

    A Just God Would Only Steer Hurricanes to the U.S.

  • The old man smiled, his expression unspeakably hideous through the half-dried blood.

    The Misenchanted Sword

  • Beneath that flat and brainless brow its black, beady eyes simply glittered as at first with an expression unspeakably malignant.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce — Volume 2: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

  • "As if it isn't a rainy day when even wading pools are deemed unaffordable," huffed the Toronto Star, referring to the unspeakably cruel decision to close five city wading pools that are underused and in need of repair.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • I don't know about the "loving each other" part, but the concept of this film [a series of jokes revolving around a variety of "unspeakably" (irony - get it?) perverse acts with (usually) the same minimalist punchline] fits in well with the word/image-is-not-the-thing theme that I've been going on about for a few days.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • The pain was unspeakably bad; worse, it was starting to render his right arm almost useless.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Google offices appeared to be a geek never-never land for unspeakably brainy Lost Boys and Girls.

    In the Plex

  • Think of the unspeakably famous people whose celebrity is fading like the Cheshire cat—Winona Ryder, Ross Perot, G.

    An Inexplicable Gift for Fame

  • I am always prepared to believe that European royalty is capable of unspeakably inhumane acts, but can you name a source for evidence of the above?

    George Bush: no escaping torture charges | Katherine Gallagher

  • Something unspeakably soft and colder even than ice-pops brushes gently against my dry lips, and I see but I don't want to see, my dead little brother, swaddled in blues, still wearing the face of an angel.

    My Dead


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