Definition of inexpressible in English:



  • (of a feeling) too strong to be described or conveyed in words.

    ‘a mood of inexpressible longing’
    • ‘It is this potential for music to express contradictory, sometimes inexpressible emotions that drives Ward to write songs.’
    • ‘His face seemed simply to be expanding with inexpressible rage, but then he began to change.’
    • ‘The epilogue catches perfectly the endless withdrawing melancholy of summer evenings in the high north, when pleasure goes on so long it turns into an inexpressible sadness.’
    • ‘The inexpressible grief of the family of the murdered boy will never cease.’
    • ‘Her new born female child inherited a terrible, inexpressible fear, that someone, somewhere, was buried alive.’
    • ‘On the day of the wedding, I remember dressing in that pink dress with inexpressible joy, for it was the moment I had been waiting for since the seamstress had first measured me for my clothing.’
    • ‘To his inexpressible relief, the fledgling came back into sight, still flying in a broad circle, rather than striking off to the east.’
    • ‘Her untamed sexuality, her unknowable desires, her inexpressible emotions, frighten and drive him further away.’
    • ‘He attributes the decline of literary style in great part to the poetry of World War I, which tried to describe inexpressible horrors as bluntly and simply as possible.’
    • ‘Help us to give our hearts to you so that you can fill us with your inexpressible joy.’
    • ‘She had laughed, so close to tears, so close to letting the hollow gaping wound surface and sweep her away in a wave of inexpressible rage.’
    • ‘He was standing stiffly at his gate, staring into the cemetery, his eyes deep pools of inexpressible sorrow.’
    • ‘The fallen leader's statues often go down with him, like the scapegoat cast out at the year's end, a focus for normally inexpressible feelings of violence.’
    • ‘Suddenly it stood still to an inexpressible feeling that thrilled it through, and passed at once to my head and extremities.’
    • ‘I shrieked, my voice quaking with inexpressible wrath.’
    • ‘It filled his soul again with inexpressible joy and pleasure, as if everything else seemed dark by comparison with that infinite brilliance and radiant light-for it was night.’
    • ‘Their ride brings them inexpressible glee and joy.’
    • ‘What is inexpressible in words may seem even further removed from any kind of visualization.’
    • ‘He testified faithfully to God's glory and knew the inexpressible joy that ensues from such testimony, but how was his testimony received?’
    • ‘When I look upon these people who are being trained with this attitude, and work up a good sweat with them, I feel a sort of inexpressible sorrow along with a great responsibility.’
    indescribable, undefinable, unutterable, unspeakable, incommunicable, ineffable
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