inestimable

adjective in·es·ti·ma·ble \ (ˌ)i-ˈne-stə-mə-bəl \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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

inestimably

play \(ˌ)i-ˈne-stə-mə-blē\ adverb

Examples of inestimable in a Sentence

  1. He has made inestimable contributions to our society.

  2. Einstein's inestimable contributions to science.

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Origin and Etymology of inestimable

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin inaestimabilis, from in- + aestimabilis estimable


INESTIMABLE Defined for English Language Learners

inestimable

adjective

Definition of inestimable for English Language Learners

  • : too great, valuable, or excellent to be measured



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