I adjective abstruse, beyond expression, confusing, cryptic, difficult to explain, difficult to translate, difficult to understand, enigmatic, enigmatical, hard to explain, hard to translate, hard to understand, impenetrable, impossible to explain, impossible to translate, impossible to understand, incomprehensible, indescribable, inexplicable, inexpressible, inscrutable, mysterious, obscure, opaque, perplexing, puzzling, unaccountable, unclear, unfathomable, unplain, untranslatable II index ineffable, inexplicable, undefinable, unspecified

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  • Indefinable — In de*fin a*ble, a. Incapable of being defined or described; inexplicable. Bp. Reynolds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indefinable — (adj.) 1810, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + definable (see DEFINE (Cf. define)). Related: Indefinably …   Etymology dictionary

  • indefinable — *unutterable, inexpressible, unspeakable, ineffable, indescribable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indefinable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be defined or described exactly. DERIVATIVES indefinably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • indefinable — [in΄dē fīn′ə bəl, in΄difīn′ə bəl] adj. [ML indeffinabilis] that cannot be defined indefinability n. indefinably adv …   English World dictionary

  • indefinable — adjective Date: 1810 incapable of being precisely described or analyzed < indefinable feelings > < an indefinable concept > • indefinability noun • indefinable noun • indefinableness noun • indefinably adver …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indefinable — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪfa͟ɪnəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ An indefinable quality or feeling cannot easily be described. [WRITTEN] There was something indefinable in her eyes... His head felt lighter in some indefinable way …   English dictionary

  • indefinable — in|de|fi|na|ble [ˌındıˈfaınəbəl] adj an indefinable feeling, quality etc is difficult to describe or explain ▪ She felt an indefinable sadness. >indefinably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indefinable — adjective an indefinable feeling, quality etc is difficult to describe or explain: She felt a sudden indefinable sadness. indefinably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • indefinable — in|de|fin|a|ble [ ,ındı faınəbl ] adjective impossible to describe or explain clearly: a strange indefinable beauty ╾ in|de|fin|a|bly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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