in·​cal·​cu·​la·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkal-kyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce incalculable (audio) \

Definition of incalculable

: not capable of being calculated: such as
a : very great did incalculable damage
b : not predictable : uncertain an incalculable outcome

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Other Words from incalculable

incalculability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkal-​kyə-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce incalculability (audio) \ noun
incalculably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkal-​kyə-​lə-​blē How to pronounce incalculably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of incalculable in a Sentence

The extent of the damage is incalculable. The collection is of incalculable value to historians. The future consequences of their decision are incalculable.
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So a deal with incalculable geopolitical consequences was struck, and the Americans got quite a bargain for their $7.2 million. William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, Quartz, "Long before Trump’s Greenland offer, the US bought a chunk of the Arctic for a bargain," 19 Aug. 2019 For those scattered across the Cape Flats, the emotional brutality dealt out to them in the name of rational urban planning has been incalculable. Don Pinnock, Quartz Africa, "Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is deeply rooted in its racist history," 16 Aug. 2019 Nevertheless, Apple’s incalculable debt to the U.S. government has not deterred it from employing virtually every subterfuge at its disposal to duck applicable tax levies. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "The Green New Deal: A Capitalist Plot (Part 2)," 15 Aug. 2019 The magnitude of her loss, at this moment in our descent into barbarism, is incalculable. Philip Kennicott,, "Obituaries are the only redemptive news anymore," 8 Aug. 2019 The dangers of giving up one’s moral judgment to a group are incalculable. Amber Scorah,, "Losing my religion," 8 Aug. 2019 The magnitude of her loss, at this moment in our descent into barbarism, is incalculable. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "Obituaries are the only redemptive news anymore," 7 Aug. 2019 The harm that the media and others on the left have done and continue to do to this country by charging the president with praising Nazis and other white supremacists is incalculable. Dennis Prager, National Review, "Chronicling the Left’s Lies," 6 Aug. 2019 Bareilles says the personal and professional impact of being part of the show's creation has been incalculable for her. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sara Bareilles' Broadway Hit 'Waitress' to End Four-Year Run (Exclusive)," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of incalculable

1795, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of incalculable

: very large or great
: not able to be predicted

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