un·​mea·​sur·​able | \ ˌən-ˈme-zhə-rə-bəl How to pronounce unmeasurable (audio) , -ˈmā-; -ˈmezh-rə-, -ˈmāzh-\

Definition of unmeasurable

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

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The diverse identities of candidates who emerged in the 2018 midterms — winners and losers alike — will also have an unmeasurable impact on young people, who may see someone who looks like them in a policymaking position for the very first time. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "The Midterms May Have Broken Your Heart, but There's Still Hope," 8 Nov. 2018 Basically, a group of people set out to measure the unmeasurable. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Baby gravitational wave detector could find a home at the LHC," 3 Oct. 2018 Bailey was an incredible man, with unmeasurable potential, whose life was sadly cut short by the terrors of drug abuse. courant.com, "Bailey Scott Stanhope," 8 July 2018 But that concern always seemed vague and unmeasurable, allowing legislators to behave as if delay had no cost. Author: Charles Wohlforth | Opinion, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s the true economic cost of the uncertainty created by the Alaska Legislature," 18 Feb. 2018 While the senior’s numbers weren’t eye-popping, his contributions to the most successful Panthers’ season in a decade are unmeasurable. NOLA.com, "Take a look at the 2017 All-Metro Football Large Schools Finalists," 18 Dec. 2017 In particular, a number of Senate Democrats were bothered by how Franken was treated, as was a large but unmeasurable portion of citizens. Elizabeth Drew, New Republic, "Backlash," 13 Dec. 2017 Nas is one of best MCs of all time, and his impact on hip-hop is unmeasurable. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Nas, Ghostface Killah & Just Blaze to Headline 13th Annual A3C Festival: Exclusive," 31 May 2017 April 1896 and October 2010 had no precipitation, according to the weather service, while December 1944 had an unmeasurable amount called a trace that forecasters disregard as the same as none. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "April in Orlando may end as one of the city's very rare months without rain," 26 Apr. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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