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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ineffable  \In*ef"fa*ble\,  a.  [L.  ineffabilis:  cf  F.  ineffable. 
  See  {In-}  not  and  {Effable},  {Fame}.] 
  Incapable  of  being  expresses  in  words  unspeakable; 
  unutterable;  indescribable;  as  the  ineffable  joys  of  heaven. 
 
  Contentment  with  our  lot  .  .  .  will  diffuse  ineffable 
  contentment  over  the  soul.  --Beattie. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ineffable 
  adj  1:  defying  expression  or  description;  "indefinable  yearnings"; 
  "indescribable  beauty";  "ineffable  ecstasy"; 
  "inexpressible  anguish";  "unspeakable  happiness"; 
  "unutterable  contempt";  "a  thing  of  untellable 
  splendor"  [syn:  {indefinable},  {indescribable},  {unspeakable}, 
  {untellable},  {unutterable}] 
  2:  too  sacred  to  be  uttered;  "the  ineffable  name  of  the  Deity" 
  [syn:  {unnameable},  {unspeakable},  {unutterable}] 




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