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imponderabilia

[ im-pon-der-uh-bil-ee-uh, -bil-yuh ]
/ ɪmˌpɒn dər əˈbɪl i ə, -ˈbɪl yə /
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plural noun
imponderables; things that cannot be precisely determined, measured, or evaluated: the imponderabilia surrounding human life.
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Origin of imponderabilia

First recorded in 1920–25; from New Latin, neuter plural of Medieval Latin imponderābilis imponderable

Words nearby imponderabilia

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How to use imponderabilia in a sentence

  • The answer, as K. well knows, depends upon too many imponderabilia to be worth the cost of a cable.

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

British Dictionary definitions for imponderabilia

imponderabilia
/ (ɪmˌpɒndərəˈbɪlɪə) /

pl n
imponderables

Word Origin for imponderabilia

C20: New Latin
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