fath·​om·​less | \ ˈfa-t͟həm-ləs How to pronounce fathomless (audio) \

Definition of fathomless

: incapable of being fathomed : immeasurable fathomless powers of gravity and chemistry— R. W. Emerson

Other Words from fathomless

fathomlessly adverb
fathomlessness noun

Examples of fathomless in a Sentence

impresses everyone with her fathomless knowledge of wildcats
Recent Examples on the Web Without a breath of explanation, the two pieces radiate emotion, somber and fathomless; but their precedent, an 1882 photograph by James A. Palmer, binds them together. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2022 The water’s silver surface seems serene and fathomless, but the wind is starting to pick up. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2022 Heirs first to genocide and then to decades of a shadowy half-life, these speakers let slip not just sorrow and confusion but a fathomless loneliness—the solitude of a private and communal shipwreck. Boyd Tonkin, WSJ, 11 Mar. 2022 Having grown up among the unimaginably wealthy, Farrah is stunned to learn the difference between her parents’ relatively new money and the fathomless cushion of white generational wealth. Zan Romanoff, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2022 But his Cold War spy stories remain relevant and readable today, thanks to a combination of genuine literary talent and a fathomless cynicism about political and military maneuvering (including that of Le Carré's own country). Jeff Dunn And Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2021 But to study the deep future is to recognize that flora and fauna, human fauna included, may be bit players in the fathomless intergalactic drama of chemicals. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021 In the brooding opening section, Muti and the CSO peered into the depths therein — miserable, dank, unnervingly fathomless. Hannah Edgar, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2021 Whereas our affection for dogs is overly sentimental, resulting in a fathomless ocean of slobbery drool. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fathomless

1638, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2022

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“Fathomless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fathomless. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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