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[ih-lim-i-tuh-buh l]
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  1. incapable of being limited; limitless; boundless.
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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
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Related Words for illimitable

amaranthine, boundless, ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, countless, deathless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immeasurable, immortal, incalculable, incessant, indeterminate, infinite, interminable, limitless, measureless

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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


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


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

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