• 言い難い悲しみ
    • indescribable sorrow
    • 彼がその申し出を断ったのには言い難い事情があった
    • He declined the offer because of certain circumstances he couldn't mention.
    • いわく言い難い
    • It's hard to say [describe/answer that].
    • 彼は笑いとも渋面ともつかぬいわく言い難い表情をした
    • His face wore an indefinable look which was neither a smile nor yet a frown.
  1. 1〔発音しにくい〕hard to pronounce
  1. 2〔言うのがためらわれる〕
    • 言いにくそうに
    • hesitantly/falteringly
    • 言いにくいこと
    • a delicate matter
    • 言いにくいことですが…
    • I am very sorry to have to say this, but...
    • そんなことは彼には言いにくかった
    • I hesitated [found it hard] to say such a thing to him.