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 for unspeakable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unspeakable \Unspeakable\
     See speakable.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unspeakable \Un*speak"a*ble\, a. [Pref. un- not + speakable.]
     Not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately
     described; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable; as,
     unspeakable grief or rage. -- Un*speak"a*bly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]
           Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. --1
                                                    Pet. i. 8.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: defying expression or description; "indefinable
             yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy";
             "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness";
             "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor"
             [syn: indefinable, indescribable, ineffable,
             unspeakable, untellable, unutterable]
      2: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste";
         "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful
         manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting";
         "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room" [syn:
         atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful,
         terrible, unspeakable]
      3: too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"
         [syn: ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "unspeakable":
     abominable, abusive, appalling, arrant, atrocious, awesome, awful,
     backhand, backhanded, bad, baneful, base, beastly, black, blamable,
     blameworthy, calumnious, contumelious, criminal, damnable, dark,
     degrading, detestable, dire, disgraceful, disgusting, distasteful,
     divine, dreadful, evil, exceptional, execrable, extraordinary,
     fabulous, flagitious, flagrant, foul, grim, hateful, heavenly,
     heinous, hideous, holy, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific,
     horrifying, humiliating, improper, incommunicable, indefinable,
     indescribable, ineffable, inenarrable, inexpressible, infamous,
     iniquitous, innominable, insolent, insulting, inviolable,
     inviolate, knavish, left-handed, legendary, loathsome, low,
     marvelous, monstrous, mythical, naughty, nefarious,
     noncommunicable, noteworthy, numinous, obnoxious, odious,
     offensive, outrageous, peccant, phenomenal, portentous, prodigious,
     rank, religious, remarkable, repellent, reprehensible, reprobate,
     repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, sacred, sacrosanct,
     scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, shameful, shocking, sinful,
     spiritual, stupefying, stupendous, terrible, tragic, undefinable,
     unexampled, unforgivable, unmentionable, unnameable, unparalleled,
     unpardonable, unprecedented, untellable, untouchable, unutterable,
     unwhisperable, unworthy, venerable, vicious, vile, villainous,
     wicked, wonderful, wrong

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