from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not fit to be mentioned or discussed; unspeakable: unmentionable words.
- n. One that is not to be mentioned.
- n. Underwear.
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- adj. Not mentionable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of being mentioned; unworthy of or unfit for being mentioned, named, or noticed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garment worn under other garments
- adj. unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation
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However, I am irrationally obsessed with the idea of mosquito bites in unmentionable places.
To not a few, and not all of them readers of a certain unmentionable newspaper in Chicago, the constitutional monarchy seemed an expensive anachronism.
Englishmen will welcome the new American playright with the name unmentionable to ears polite, and will recognise in him, as _the_ Dam _par excellence_, their brother, as one of the uncommon descendants of A-DAM.
But I am done with counselling her, - her tendency towards the unmentionable is too strong for/me/to stay it.
Ummm … yes – I’d have to say he was bit in unmentionable areas.
The War on Terror debate’s great unmentionable is this: We lack the technology to get from here to there.
So far as I have been able to determine since our return, I think that I came away from the experience with nearly 400 digital photos, 60 lbs of dirty laundry, innumerable mosquito bites in unmentionable places and the discomfiting realization that I am currently marching determinedly into the condition of being relentlessly boring and that that’s okay.
As Alistair Burt MP has said, there is a great unmentionable, which is money, but behind that lies that other great unmentionable, which is the immense cost of a situation where generations don't talk to each other within families, because there is not enough stability and trust to secure and nurture and take forward that kind of conversation.
It's the terrible desire for the cleanliness of the mouth, synonymous with the cleaning-up of speech, the religio-consumerist purity trip, upon which Burroughs pours his spleen, driven to despoil the pristine gleaming surface with so-called unmentionable dirty words like blood and Kotex and sperm and shit - Benway literally splatters that tiled wall with blood, the lavatory turned into a filthy operating theatre and dripping corrida.
And that's fine, I mean I've come to terms with the fact that Leo Dicaprio will never play out on the big screen the time I bombed my speech at my high school graduation or the time I crashed my boss's car (which are two of three things worth showing in my movie ... the third is what I classify as "unmentionable" ...)