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The greater the burden a man takes upon his shoulders, the stronger he must be to carry it. No words are unmentionable, no action or horror beyond powers of description, if one is equal to them.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Meaning of "unmentionable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNMENTIONABLE

unmentionable  [ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNMENTIONABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unmentionable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNMENTIONABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Unmentionable

Unmentionable is the sixth in a series of collections of short stories by Australian author Paul Jennings. It was first released in 1991.

Definition of unmentionable in the English dictionary

The definition of unmentionable in the dictionary is unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNMENTIONABLE


actionable
ˈækʃənəbəl
apportionable
əˈpɔːʃənəbəl
conscionable
ˈkɒnʃənəbəl
disproportionable
ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənəbəl
exceptionable
ɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl
fashionable
ˈfæʃənəbəl
fissionable
ˈfɪʃənəbəl
impressionable
ɪmˈprɛʃənəbəl
inconscionable
ɪnˈkɒnʃənəbəl
mentionable
ˈmɛnʃənəbəl
objectionable
əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəl
pensionable
ˈpɛnʃənəbəl
perditionable
pəˈdɪʃənəbəl
proportionable
prəˈpɔːʃənəbəl
questionable
ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl
sanctionable
ˈsæŋkʃənəbəl
unconscionable
ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl
unexceptionable
ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl
unfashionable
ʌnˈfæʃənəbəl
unquestionable
ʌnˈkwɛstʃənəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNMENTIONABLE

unmeet
unmeetly
unmeetness
unmellow
unmelodious
unmelodiousness
unmelted
unmemorable
unmemorably
unmended
unmentionableness
unmentionables
unmentionably
unmentioned
unmercenary
unmerchantable
unmerciful
unmercifully
unmercifulness
unmeritable

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNMENTIONABLE

able
abominable
amenable
assignable
attainable
enable
explainable
imaginable
interminable
obtainable
personable
reasonable
returnable
sustainable
tunable
unable
unalienable
unattainable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of unmentionable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNMENTIONABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unmentionable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unmentionable

Translation of «unmentionable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNMENTIONABLE

Find out the translation of unmentionable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unmentionable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unmentionable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不可告人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

innombrable
570 millions of speakers

English

unmentionable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंदा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أمر يمنع ذكره
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

запретной темой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

unmentionable
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অকথ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

innommable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak dapat dijelaskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unaussprechlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

口に出せない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

unmentionable
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unmentionable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không dám thú rỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாய்விட்டுக் கூறத் தகுதி அற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सांगू शकत नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ağza alınmaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

innominabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tabu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

забороненою темою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ne-menționat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακατονόμαστη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onnoembare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

onämnbara
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unevnelige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unmentionable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNMENTIONABLE»

The term «unmentionable» is regularly used and occupies the 62.172 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNMENTIONABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unmentionable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unmentionable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unmentionable

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2 QUOTES WITH «UNMENTIONABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unmentionable.
1
Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The greater the burden a man takes upon his shoulders, the stronger he must be to carry it. No words are unmentionable, no action or horror beyond powers of description, if one is equal to them.
2
Johnny Vegas
We had a week off in the middle of shooting, but as soon as everyone stopped, we all went down with six different types of flu and other unmentionable diseases.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNMENTIONABLE»

Discover the use of unmentionable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unmentionable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unmentionable Cuisine
Includes recipes for cooking horse meat, goats, dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, hares, squirrels, turtles, snakes, eels, sharks, frogs, and insects, among other unusual food sources.
Calvin W. Schwabe, 1979
2
Murder Unmentionable
Sweet Nothings has it all: silk ribbon, Venetian lace, the best bra fitter in town… and two unsolved murders.
Meg London, 2012
3
Unmentionable History of the West
The Unmentionable History of the West is a fond romp through the underwear that men and women wore in days gone by.
Nancy Millar, 2006
4
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste ...
“One smart book . . . delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name.” —Newsweek Acclaimed as “extraordinary” (The New York Times) and “a classic” (Los Angeles Times), The Big ...
Rose George, 2009
5
The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: ...
A provocative look at the way our culture deals with menstruation. The Curse examines the culture of concealment that surrounds menstruation and the devastating impact such secrecy has on women's physical and psychological health.
Karen Houppert, 2000
6
Unmentionable!: More Amazing Stories
Stories from this series form the basis of popular television series 'Round the Twist'.
Paul Jennings, 1999
7
AN Unmentionable Murder
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Kate Kingsbury, 2006
8
The Play of the Unmentionable: An Installation by Joseph ...
At the height of the controversy over government funding for "obscene" works of art, internationally renowned conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth created "The Brooklyn Museum Collection: The Play of the Unmentionable," an exhibit about ...
Joseph Kosuth, Brooklyn Museum, 1992
9
Sexual Violence: The Unmentionable Sin
Examines the social and ethical aspects of rape and other forms of sexual violence and discusses the proper response of the religious community to this problem
Marie M. Fortune, 1983
10
Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable
A scientific examination of the study of feces reviews the animals and insects who use it as part of their daily survival, scientific discoveries made through examinations of it, and purposes that it can serve, including fertilization.
Nicola Davies, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNMENTIONABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unmentionable is used in the context of the following news items.
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CHED's unmentionable accomplishments
MUCH has already been said about President Aquino's SONA (State of the Nation Address). From the viewpoint of education in the Philippines, there was much ... «The Manila Times, Aug 15»
2
Betty White has unmentionable intentions for Cecil the lion hunter
Fervent animal activist and national treasure Betty White is adding her name to the list of people that want to cruelly punish the dentist who illegally poached ... «Zap2it.com, Jul 15»
3
“Radical Middle”? Or Middle American Radicals? Sam Francis …
“Radical Middle”? Or Middle American Radicals? Sam Francis' Unmentionable Continuing Influence. > James Kirkpatrick July 24, 2015, 3:52 pm. Print Friendly. «VDARE.com, Jul 15»
4
OPERATION UNMENTIONABLE
OF ALL the 70th anniversaries relating to the end of WWII, one has been passed over by the British state in embarrassed silence. Seventy years ago this week, ... «Morning Star Online, Jul 15»
5
Lynda Hallinan: cranberries, Cicero and unmentionable bits
My four-year-old son is learning about anatomy. Specifically, the proper names for boys' bits and girls' bits. Unlike in my day, when Mum and Dad blushed and ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
6
'They're trying to erase my identity': Uzbekistan's unmentionable
Hamid Ismailov has watched from afar as his country banned his books and all mentions of his name. Here, he shares an exclusive extract from his new short ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
7
Chicago's Unmentionable Pension Solution Haunts Mayoral Election
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, greets challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia before they square off in the first of three televised debates ... «Bloomberg, Mar 15»
8
The IS Shock, the 'New Cold War,' and the Unmentionable History of …
A still from the Islamic State group video showing men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians, made available on social media Feb. 15, 2015 ... «teleSUR English, Mar 15»
9
High Value But Little Glory: Innovating The Unmentionable
After a productive career at P&G and additional time in consulting, Brezoczky founded a company called Butterfly Health that deals with a true unmentionable, ... «Forbes, Feb 15»
10
Shari Low: I'm a Celebrity.. it's the unrecognisable doing the …
And while I do have previous experience in eating unmentionable horrors – or as my family calls it, a home-cooked dinner – I look on this refusal to participate as ... «Scottish Daily Record, Nov 14»

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