English edit

Etymology edit

unspeakable +‎ -ness

Noun edit

unspeakableness (uncountable)

  1. The condition or quality of being unspeakable.
    • 2007 January 27, Paul Berton, “How do we define gruesome? (editorial)”, in London Free Press, Canada:
      Obviously, it's the unspeakableness, the sheer horror of it, that is motivating some news organizations.

References edit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989. See "unspeakable."