count·​less ˈkau̇nt-ləs How to pronounce countless (audio)
: too numerous to be counted : myriad, many
countlessly adverb

Examples of countless in a Sentence

There are countless reasons why that would not be a good idea. I've been there countless times.
Recent Examples on the Web Artificial intelligence is the next major facet of digital technology set to accelerate our workflows and productivity in countless ways. Aydin Kilic, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Or consider the Grown Alchemist Refillable Hand Soap Bundle for $53 (that also happens to be the same exact soap used by countless luxury hotels around the world). Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 While Louisianans have firm ideas about what goes into a proper gumbo, there are infinite variations—chicken and okra; turkey and sausage; duck, oyster, and sausage—and countless versions, including ones with filé as a thickener and others with okra. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 27 Nov. 2023 And countless women who gave birth as a result are struggling with a hidden agony, often ostracized even by their families. Katharine Houreld, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 Although encountering the occasional biased or malevolent scientist, I have been blessed throughout my career by countless supportive, generous, helpful, family-sensitive male scientists, mentors and administrators. WSJ, 26 Nov. 2023 This painfully cool duo are the magic makers behind Morocco’s premiere event planning firm Boutique Souk, which has produced such events as Poppy Delevingne’s wedding, and countless destination fashion shows for the likes of Chanel, Dior, and more. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 Tate Obayashi Saying It With Flowers With their countless applications and natural beauty, flowers can fill your days with color and wonder. Jenny Comita, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 That’s a really inspiring moment for someone like me because I was abused countless times in the industry. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countless was in 1588

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“Countless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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count·​less ˈkau̇nt-ləs How to pronounce countless (audio)
: too numerous to be counted : innumerable

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