Definition of inestimable
1 : incapable of being estimated or computed storms caused inestimable damage
2 : too valuable or excellent to be measured or appreciated has performed an inestimable service for his country
inestimablyplay \(ˌ)i-ˈne-stə-mə-blē\ adverb
Examples of inestimable in a Sentence
He has made inestimable contributions to our society.
Einstein's inestimable contributions to science.
Recent Examples of inestimable from the Web
Meyer, 63, formerly a Butler assistant and longtime Liberty head coach, has joined Jordan’s staff in a hire of inestimable value.
For evidence of the inestimable value of the N.E.A.’s work, look no further than the fiction and poetry pages of The New Yorker.
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Origin and Etymology of inestimable
Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin inaestimabilis, from in- + aestimabilis estimable
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
INESTIMABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inestimable for English Language Learners
: too great, valuable, or excellent to be measured
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