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ineffable (adj) inexpressible.

When you cannot express something in words, it is ineffable. Ineffable joy is joy which cannot be described in words. Inexpressible beauty is ineffable beauty. Ineffable kindness is kindness that cannot be explained in words. When something is very beautiful and cannot be described in words, it is ineffable. Any feeling which is so great that it cannot be described or expressed in words is ineffable.

  • With ineffable joy, he received the news of his winning a lottery. Words could not be found to express his joy.
  • The ineffable kindness of the Bishop in the novel, Les Miserable brought about a total change in the heart of the thief Jean Val Jean. He no more thought of stealing.
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