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inestimable

[ in-es-tuh-muh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. incapable of being estimated or assessed.
  2. too large or great to be estimated or appreciated:

    The flood caused inestimable damage.

  3. of incalculable value; valuable beyond measure; priceless:

    jewels of inestimable worth.



inestimable

/ ɪnˈɛstɪməbəl /

adjective

  1. not able to be estimated; immeasurable
  2. of immeasurable value


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Derived Forms

  • inˈestimably, adverb
  • inˌestimaˈbility, noun

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Other Words From

  • in·esti·ma·bili·ty in·esti·ma·ble·ness noun
  • in·esti·ma·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of inestimable1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word inaestimābilis. See in- 3, estimable

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Example Sentences

They may not sell gold coins as quickly and as well as excessive alarmism, but they have the inestimable advantage of being true.

Montague scornfully thanked them for the inestimable service which they had done him.

Well knowing the inestimable value of the grace conferred upon her, she guarded it with the greatest care.

The only possible return for something of inestimable value is an offering likewise beyond price.

The necessary association of the two classes, will prove of inestimable benefit to each.

His foresight and prudence in this matter were of inestimable value, as will be seen in the ensuing chapter.

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