unquantifiable

adjective
un·​quan·​ti·​fi·​able | \ ˌən-ˌkwän-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unquantifiable (audio) \

Definition of unquantifiable

: 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

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Other Words from unquantifiable

unquantifiably \ ˌən-​ˌkwän-​tə-​ˈfī-​ə-​blē How to pronounce unquantifiable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unquantifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tenants are forced to rely on family and friends to post their property as collateral, creating unquantifiable hardship & stress. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 And as the Delta variant continues to hike up Covid-19 case numbers, Eric Feldman, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania's law school, worries about the unquantifiable threat of fake vaccine cards. Neelam Bohra And Justin Lear, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 That lies in a more unquantifiable realm having to do with ideas and the ways in which they are transmitted. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 In the latter realm, their accomplishments are immeasurable, unquantifiable, and mysterious. Julia Shipley, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2021 The human and economic toll taken by this pandemic is unquantifiable, and the full impact may never be truly known. Tim Mccartney, al, 12 May 2021 Nearly 18 months without minor league baseball has done unquantifiable and perhaps significant harm to the Orioles’ rebuilding project, but come Tuesday, its return will allow things to get back on track. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 1 May 2021 Through Caro, Hazzard continually seeks out the rules of Englishness, that unquantifiable and intangible substance that people thought gave them the right to carve the world up. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 19 Feb. 2021 The components of faith, educational level, individual gullibility (an unquantifiable behavior) and mob psychology are all ingredients in this matter. Star Tribune, 16 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of unquantifiable

1890, in the meaning defined above

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7 Sep 2021

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“Unquantifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquantifiable. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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