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[ im-pon-der-uh-bil-ee-uh, -bil-yuh ]
/ ɪmˌpɒn dər əˈbɪl i ə, -ˈbɪl yə /

plural noun

imponderables: the imponderabilia surrounding human life.

Nearby words

imply, impolder, impolicy, impolite, impolitic, imponderabilia, imponderable, impone, imponent, import, import quota

Origin of imponderabilia

1920–25; < New Latin, neuter plural of Medieval Latin imponderābilis imponderable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for imponderabilia

  • Their mistake—it was also Mr. Wilson's great mistake—was in their disregard of what Bismarck called the imponderabilia.

    The Myth of a Guilty Nation|Albert Jay Nock

British Dictionary definitions for imponderabilia


/ (ɪmˌpɒndərəˈbɪlɪə) /

pl n


Word Origin for imponderabilia

C20: New Latin
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