[ih-lim-i-tuh-buh l]


incapable of being limited; limitless; boundless.

Origin of illimitable

First recorded in 1590–1600; il-2 + limitable
Related formsil·lim·it·a·bil·i·ty, il·lim·it·a·ble·ness, nounil·lim·it·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for illimitable

Historical Examples of illimitable

  • I seemed the only living thing in the cold, illimitable night.

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

  • It is the illimitable feeling that gives it a special character.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I carry in my heart countless cities and illimitable deserts.


    Anatole France

  • Her illimitable appetite for romance hungers and thirsts for more.

  • There was nothing but illimitable prairie—and so I came up.'

    The Magic City

    Edith Nesbit

British Dictionary definitions for illimitable



limitless; boundless
Derived Formsillimitability or illimitableness, nounillimitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for illimitable

1590s, from il- "not" + limitable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper