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innumerable

or in·nu·mer·ous

[ih-noo-mer-uh-buh l or ih-noo-mer-uh s; ih-nyoo-]
adjective
  1. very numerous.
  2. incapable of being counted; countless.
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Origin of innumerable

1300–50; Middle English < Latin innumerābilis countless, innumerable, equivalent to in- in-3 + numerābilis that can be counted or numbered (numerā(re) to count + -bilis -ble)
Related formsin·nu·mer·a·ble·ness, in·nu·mer·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·nu·mer·a·bly, adverbqua·si-in·nu·mer·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-in·nu·mer·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedenumerable innumerableinnumerable innumerate

Synonyms for innumerable

1. See many. 2. numberless.
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Historical Examples of innumerably

  • Driscoll was most innumerably barked, with a perforated humerus as climax.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • By the play of innumerably many surfaces and by the perfect and decisive planes, he creates an effect of magnitude.

    Auguste Rodin

    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Not only had Richard mortally affronted his gaoler; he had innumerably offended him.

  • Life is innumerably present, though to the hasty sight it seems primarily and distinctly absent.

    Mariquita

    John Ayscough


British Dictionary definitions for innumerably

innumerable

innumerous

adjective
  1. so many as to be uncountable; extremely numerous
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Derived Formsinnumerability or innumerableness, nouninnumerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for innumerably

innumerable

adj.

mid-14c., from Latin innumerabilis "countless, immeasurable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + numerabilis "able to be numbered," from numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)).

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