count·​less | \ ˈkau̇nt-ləs How to pronounce countless (audio) \

Definition of countless

: too numerous to be counted : myriad, many

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Other Words from countless

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.

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After two years, and countless games and moments, the recollections are fuzzy. Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express-News, "Cougarettes riding a pair of aces," 31 May 2018 She’s done impressions of Busy Philipps (who’s also a fan!), Greta Gerwig, Gigi Hadid, and countless others. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," 15 Feb. 2019 Over the past several months, both halves of the couple had shared countless photos together. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Did Chase Chrisley and Girlfriend Lindsey Merrick Break Up?," 21 Feb. 2019 That's why the pros in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen have cooked up countless of 'em (even intentionally drying some out for the sake of research!) to find exactly how to prepare and roast a perfect turkey. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Perfectly Prepare and Roast a Turkey This Thanksgiving," 20 Nov. 2018 Immediately after the news broke, countless celebrities took to social media to pay their respects to the singer and 18-time Grammy winner. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Celebrities Are Writing Touching Tributes to Aretha Franklin on Social Media," 16 Aug. 2018 In the wake of Demi Lovato's hospitalization for an apparent overdose, countless celebrities, friends, and fans shared heartfelt messages of love and support for the pop star's recovery. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez's Mom Posts Message About Demi Lovato's Hospitalization," 25 July 2018 Trump himself has shown that having a Playboy lifestyle is compatible with being the hero to countless white evangelical Christians. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Evangelicals boldly back ex-pimp for state senator in Nevada.," 22 June 2018 This production would be worth seeing for her alone, but there are countless other reasons to go. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine’ Review: A Nottage Revival," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of countless

1588, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of countless

: too many to be counted : very many


count·​less | \ ˈkau̇nt-ləs How to pronounce countless (audio) \

Kids Definition of countless

: too many to be counted countless grains of sand

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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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