Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Words and Cute Guys #23


adj. /inˈefəbəl/ in·ef·uh·buhl

1. Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

2. Too sacred to be uttered.

3. Unimaginable or mind-boggling.
You bring me ineffable joy.
Etymology: late 14c., from Old French ineffable (14c.) or directly from Latin ineffabilis "unutterable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + effabilis "speakable," from effari "utter," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fari "speak" (see fame (n.)). Plural noun ineffables was, for a time, a jocular euphemism for "trousers" (1823). Related: Ineffably.

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