unmeasurable

adjective

un·​mea·​sur·​able ˌən-ˈme-zhə-rə-bəl How to pronounce unmeasurable (audio)
-ˈmā-;
-ˈmezh-rə-,
-ˈmāzh-
1
: not measurable : of a degree, extent, or amount incapable of being measured : indeterminable
Five people had levels so low they were unmeasurable.Andrew Weil
2
: of a great or excessive degree or amount : immoderate, boundless
my unmeasurable gratitude
unmeasurable wealth

Examples of unmeasurable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tricky thing, the thrilling thing, is that this feeling is unstable, and its effects are unpredictable, and likely unmeasurable. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 11 Feb. 2024 The population of McAdenville, North Carolina, is less than 1,000, but their Christmas spirit is unmeasurable. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 Dec. 2023 Hilary's impact in the Valley was felt Thursday when Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the site used by the National Weather Service in Phoenix for official rainfall totals, measured 0.01 inch of rainfall, breaking a 147-day streak of unmeasurable rainfall. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2023 In addition, there is an unmeasurable area where the LiDAR cannot measure close to the robot. IEEE Spectrum, 8 May 2020 Wild, unmeasurable financial success? Steff Yotka, Vogue, 15 June 2022 There’s a sense in which fraud is intrinsically unmeasurable, says Jennifer Byrne, a professor of molecular oncology at the University of Sydney who has worked to identify potentially fraudulent papers in cancer literature. WIRED, 18 Jan. 2023 In other words, spaces created with unmeasurable elements, which give an illusion of incommensurable continuity. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 7 Nov. 2022 Also, some unmeasurable portion of the work that has been secured is done by keeping it out of sight, in low-profile gigs like consulting and investing. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of unmeasurable was in the 14th century

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“Unmeasurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmeasurable. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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