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Incommunicado, as an adjective or adverb, refers to a situation or a behaviour due to which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.

Incommunicado may also refer to:


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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

From Spanish incomunicado "incommunicado", with spelling influenced by that of such English words as communicate.

Adjective

incommunicado (not comparable)

Positive
incommunicado

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate.
    • 2007, "Dreadful news awaits housemate", Times Online, London, 25 May (retrieved 29 June 2007),
      The father of a woman living in the incommunicado world of the Big Brother house in Australia has died but his daughter has not been told.

Adverb

incommunicado (not comparable)

Positive
incommunicado

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.
    • 2004, Ben Westhoff, "Making Traks," Riverfront Times, St. Louis MO, 7 Apr,
      The Starz seem most comfortable when they're in the studio, where they can work incommunicado.

References

  • "incommunicado" in Compact Oxford English Dictionary, © Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • incommunicado” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "incommunicado" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

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