in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble | \ i-ˈnüm-rə-bəl How to pronounce innumerable (audio) , -ˈnyüm-; -ˈn(y)ü-mə- \

Definition of innumerable

: too many to be numbered : countless also : very many

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Other Words from innumerable

innumerably \ i-​ˈnüm-​rə-​blē How to pronounce innumerably (audio) , -​ˈnyüm-​ ; -​ˈn(y)ü-​mə-​ \ adverb

Examples of innumerable in a Sentence

There are innumerable errors in the book. our reasons to give thanks are as innumerable as the stars
Recent Examples on the Web This is a paradox in a nation whose Founding Fathers, writers, artists, scientists, among innumerable other citizens, have made impressive contributions to human thought. Mugambi Jouet, The New Republic, "The Trump Cult Is Loyal to an Ideology, Not the Man," 26 June 2020 Black excellence at Howard points to the innumerable iconic African-American alumni who have crossed through its historic mid-campus quadrangle The Yard. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Hillcrest's Makur Maker could draw Arizona high school basketball recruits, money to HBCUs," 11 July 2020 She's dealt with innumerable half-court sets, inbounds plays and late-game situations. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, "How first-year Indiana Fever coach Marianne Stanley builds team during COVID-19 pandemic," 8 July 2020 So the two political branches, acting together, gave the CFPB Director the same job protection that innumerable other agency heads possess. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Elena Kagan’s Fiery Defense of the Administrative State," 2 July 2020 The Rover would go on to complete the 18,000-mile British Trans-Americas Expedition in 1971–72, win the inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally in 1979, and accomplish innumerable grocery runs of varying difficulty. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "The Greatest Cars of All Time: The Seventies," 30 June 2020 The most active years have been characterized by abnormally large or innumerable outbreaks that accounted for most of that year's tornadoes. Max Claypool And Judson Jones, CNN, "Tornado Alley just had one of its slowest seasons ever," 30 June 2020 The administration has advanced innumerable excuses and scapegoats for the vast U.S. death toll: China, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, former President Barack Obama, the media, and more. Isaac Sebenius, STAT, "How many needless Covid-19 deaths were caused by delays in responding? Most of them," 19 June 2020 These and innumerable other similar conversations with Trump formed a pattern of fundamentally unacceptable behavior that eroded the very legitimacy of the presidency. John Bolton, WSJ, "John Bolton: The Scandal of Trump’s China Policy," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of innumerable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for innumerable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin innumerabilis, from in- + numerabilis numerable

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“Innumerable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of innumerable

: too many to be counted : very many


in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble | \ i-ˈnü-mə-rə-bəl How to pronounce innumerable (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of innumerable

: too many to be counted innumerable stars

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