imponderable


im·pon·der·a·ble

adjective \(ˌ)im-ˈpän-d(ə-)rə-bəl\

: not able to be measured or judged exactly

Full Definition of IMPONDERABLE

:  not ponderable :  incapable of being weighed or evaluated with exactness <the imponderable beauties of Beethoven's … sonatas — Cecelia Porter>
im·pon·der·a·bil·i·ty \-ˌpän-d(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
imponderable noun
im·pon·der·a·bly \-ˈpän-d(ə-)rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of IMPONDERABLE

  1. the imponderable vastness of space

Origin of IMPONDERABLE

Medieval Latin imponderabilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin ponderabilis ponderable
First Known Use: 1794

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