Incommunicado meaning

ĭnkə-myo͝onĭ-kädō
Incommunicado is defined as not speaking or not having any interaction with others.

An example of incommunicado is someone not answering their phone and not leaving their house.

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Without the means or right of communicating with others.

A prisoner held incommunicado; incommunicado political detainees.

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Without a means of communicating.
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In isolation or seclusion.

A prisoner held incommunicado, a celebrity living incommunicado.

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Not willing to communicate with others.
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In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate.
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In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.
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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