unquantifiable

adjective

un·​quan·​ti·​fi·​able ˌən-ˌkwän-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unquantifiable (audio)
: not capable of being quantified : lacking a characteristic that can be measured or expressed as a number or amount
Travel, then, is the thing that can never be done badly, where even a failed effort brings unquantifiable rewards. John Krich
unquantifiably adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Along the way, behind the scenes, a different energy surfaced that has culminated in an unquantifiable ingredient members of the Phillies insist has raised their ceiling in the playoffs. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2022 On the road, in a hostile environment, with a boisterous fan base and the home team charging from behind, teammates noticed that unquantifiable trait. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Oct. 2022 There’s something exceptional -- and unquantifiable -- about them. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 29 Oct. 2022 Still less visible are the indirect costs of conflict, such as presenteeism and absence, as well as the unquantifiable personal impact of conflict. Anna Shields, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Simone Cheung's job is to quantify the seemingly unquantifiable. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 4 Oct. 2022 Shepard’s loss is almost unquantifiable in the context of this thin, unreliable receiving corps. Pat Leonard, Hartford Courant, 28 Sep. 2022 Despite the myriad suggestions for saving indoor restaurant dining, somebody forgot to mention hospitality, the unquantifiable element that attracts us to one food palace or neighborhood joint or food truck over another. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 While the human cost is unquantifiable, the economic price tag isn't. Paul Hockenos, CNN, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unquantifiable was in 1890

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“Unquantifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquantifiable. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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