Incommunicado Definition

Without a means of communicating.
Webster's New World
In isolation or seclusion.
A prisoner held incommunicado, a celebrity living incommunicado.
Webster's New World
Not willing to communicate with others.
Webster's New World

In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.


Origin of Incommunicado

  • Spanish incomunicado past participle of incomunicar to deny communication in- not (from Latin in–1) comunicar to communicate (from Latin commūnicāre communicate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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