fathomless

[ fath-uh m-lis ]
/ ˈfæð əm lɪs /

adjective

impossible to measure the depth of; bottomless.
impossible to understand; incomprehensible: fathomless motives.

Nearby words

  1. fatherly,
  2. fathogram,
  3. fathom,
  4. fathomable,
  5. fathometer,
  6. fatidic,
  7. fatigable,
  8. fatigue,
  9. fatigue clothes,
  10. fatigue fracture

Origin of fathomless

First recorded in 1600–10; fathom + -less

Related formsfath·om·less·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for fathomless

fathomless

/ (ˈfæðəmlɪs) /

adjective

another word for unfathomable
Derived Formsfathomlessly, adverbfathomlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for fathomless

fathomless

adj.

1630s, literal; 1640s, figurative; from fathom + -less.

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