un·​fath·​om·​able | \ ˌən-ˈfa-t͟hə-mə-bəl How to pronounce unfathomable (audio) \

Definition of unfathomable

: not capable of being fathomed:
b : impossible to comprehend

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unfathomably \ ˌən-​ˈfa-​t͟hə-​mə-​blē How to pronounce unfathomable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unfathomable in a Sentence

His behavior is completely unfathomable. the unfathomable reaches of space
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First Known Use of unfathomable

1640, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jul 2022

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“Unfathomable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfathomable. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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