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    Default cannot be

    inedible means cannot be eaten

    How about cannot be :

    1. heard
    2. seen

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    Default Re: cannot be

    * Not a teacher

    invisible, imperceptible, unseeable = cannot be seen
    inaudible, imperceptible, silent = cannot be heard

    There are more, but these seemed to be the ones that fit best. However, the choice depends on the context.
    Last edited by SirGod; 04-Feb-2012 at 00:52.

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    Default Re: cannot be

    - But the 'synonyms' aren't always exact. A taste, noise, smell, imperfection, roughness in an otherwise smooth surface... they can all be 'imperceptible', for example. It just means 'not available to the organs of perception.

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