unmeasurable

adjective
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

Examples of unmeasurable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saag says without greater social distancing efforts by the public, hospitals face an unmeasurable threat. al, "Alabama hospitals hitting new highs for coronavirus patients, ICU beds at 82 percent capacity," 27 June 2020 Tracking the unmeasurable Burning fossil fuels produces a huge variety of pollutants. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops," 6 Jan. 2020 Yet physicists and astronomers somehow continue to refine their measurements of the seemingly unmeasurable and definitely inconceivable. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "How astronomers weigh the universe (and everything in it)," 26 Dec. 2019 The mass detentions amount to a preventive internal-security operation of almost unimaginable—and unmeasurable—proportions. The Economist, "School’s out In Xinjiang, China applies repressive lessons learned in Tibet," 12 Dec. 2019 The company-specific benefits of gracefully navigating these pressures may indeed be real, but also may arrive so far in the future as to be unmeasurable, or even ephemeral. Judith Samuelson, Quartz at Work, "What is the real purpose of companies? Only their behavior can tell us," 9 Dec. 2019 While attempting to secure the plastic baggie, the officer found that it was torn open, and the white powder spilled out and blew away, leaving only an unmeasurable trace amount of powder in the bag. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Suspect rams police cruiser: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 6 Oct. 2019 George Halas had a name for this unmeasurable quality. Rich Cohen, Harper's magazine, "The Wood Chipper," 19 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of unmeasurable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Unmeasurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmeasurable. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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