adjective too big or too extreme to be measured: This latest scandal has done immeasurable damage to his reputation. — immeasurably adverb: The company's position has improved immeasurably since last year.

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  • Immeasurable — Im*meas ur*a*ble, a. [Pref. im not + measurable: cf. F. measurable. Cf. {Immensurable}, {Unmeasurable}.] Incapable of being measured; indefinitely extensive; illimitable; immensurable; vast. [1913 Webster] Of depth immeasurable. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immeasurable — index far reaching, indeterminate, inestimable, infinite, innumerable, profuse, unlimited Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Willia …   Law dictionary

  • immeasurable — (adj.) mid 15c., from IM (Cf. im ) + MEASURABLE (Cf. measurable). It could alternate with immensurable (1530s), from French, from L.L. immensurabilis, from assimilated form of in not + mensurabilis able to be measured, from mensurare to measure.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • immeasurable — [adj] infinite, incalculable alive with, bottomless, boundless, countless, crawling with, endless, extensive, illimitable, immense, indefinite, inestimable, inexhaustible, jillion*, large, limitless, measureless, no end of*, no end to*, umpteen* …   New thesaurus

  • immeasurable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too large or extreme to measure. DERIVATIVES immeasurably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • immeasurable — [i mezh′ər ə bəl] adj. that cannot be measured; boundless; vast immeasurability n. immeasurableness immeasurably adv …   English World dictionary

  • immeasurable — [[t]ɪme̱ʒərəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ (emphasis) If you describe something as immeasurable, you are emphasizing how great it is. [FORMAL] I felt an immeasurable love for him... His contribution is immeasurable, almost impossible to put into words …   English dictionary

  • immeasurable — im|meas|ur|a|ble [ ı meʒərəbl ] adjective FORMAL a distance or quality that is immeasurable is so large or extreme that it cannot be measured: an immeasurable loss …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • immeasurable — UK [ɪˈmeʒərəb(ə)l] / US adjective formal a distance or quality that is immeasurable is so large or extreme that it cannot be measured an immeasurable loss …   English dictionary

  • immeasurable — immeasurability, immeasurableness, n. immeasurably, adv. /i mezh euhr euh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being measured; limitless: the immeasurable vastness of the universe. [1350 1400; ME immesurable. See IM 2, MEASURABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • immeasurable — adjective a) impossible to measure His contribution has been immeasurable, Bush said in a statement. I value his judgment, and I treasure his friendship. b) vast Syn: immensurable, unmeasurable …   Wiktionary

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