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

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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 Her dark eyes had a fathomless quality, with flickering light in the irises. David Rabe, The New Yorker, "Suffocation Theory," 5 Oct. 2020 Paulson conveys a fathomless darkness while appearing to do almost nothing. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Ryan Murphy's 'Ratched' Netflix series leaves critics disappointed: 'It's really bad'," 18 Sep. 2020 In my experience, the real intoxication of the internet in the 1980s lay in the contrast between the luminescent yellow-green symbols and the fathomless yonder. 1843, "The internet, mon amour," 19 June 2020 Railroad tracks shadowed the road for a time then veered away into fathomless distances. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "From Buenos Aires to the Chilean Coast: A Road Trip Across South America," 22 Aug. 2019 His fathomless lack of interest in America’s path to the present and his limitless gullibility leave him susceptible to being blown about by gusts of factoids that cling like lint to a disorderly mind. George F. Will, The Mercury News, "Will: A president who does not know what it is to know," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of fathomless

1638, in the meaning defined above

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“Fathomless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fathomless. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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