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Synonyms for unspeakable

Synonyms for unspeakable

that may not be spoken of or uttered

Synonyms for unspeakable

defying expression or description

exceptionally bad or displeasing

too sacred to be uttered

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Some arrows of scorn that had buried themselves in his heart had generated strange and unspeakable hatred.
Bursting into an unspeakable frenzy, I was at once going to call upon this villain of a seducer--though what to do next I knew not, seeing that I was fearful of giving you offence.
Deep unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
It was from her lips that came the murmur of unspeakable despair.
And also with respect to pleasure, it is unspeakable how advantageous it is, that a man should think he has something which he may call his own; for it is by no means to no purpose, that each person should have an affection for himself, for that is natural, and yet to be a self-lover is justly censured; for we mean by that, not one that simply loves himself, but one that loves himself more than he ought; in like manner we blame a money-lover, and yet both money and self is what all men love.
It was the fussy, sentimental, inconsiderate interest in one thrown into purely accidental and necessarily painful prominence - the vulgarization of an unspeakable tragedy - that my soul abhorred.
After he has gotten himself up regardless of expense, in showy, baggy trowsers, yellow, pointed slippers, fiery fez, silken jacket of blue, voluminous waist-sash of fancy Persian stuff filled with a battery of silver-mounted horse-pistols, and has strapped on his terrible scimitar, he considers it an unspeakable humiliation to be called Ferguson.
The mystic sees the ineffable, and the psycho-pathologist the unspeakable.
She was next overcome by the unspeakable queerness of the fact that she should be sitting in an arm-chair, in the morning, in the middle of the world.
And then, the unspeakable purity--and freshness of the air
A cry of unspeakable gladness broke from her lips, only to die in terror as she saw the utter defenselessness of her mate, and realized that the lion had recovered himself and was turning upon Tarzan in mad lust for vengeance.
Then," said the doomed one, "I should just like to remark that you are the most unspeakable old imbecile in seven States and the District of Columbia.
Many of the graves were sunken, from others grew sturdy pines, whose roots had committed unspeakable sin.
To my unspeakable disappointment, they both sided with my husband, treating my view of his position as a mere dream.
The hot vapour lapped round the earthborn Titans: flame unspeakable rose to the bright upper air: the flashing glare of the thunder- stone and lightning blinded their eyes for all that there were strong.