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  1. too large or great to be measured; unlimited; immeasurable: a measureless distance; measureless contempt.
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Origin of measureless

First recorded in 1350–1400, measureless is from the Middle English word measureles. See measure, -less
Related formsmeas·ure·less·ly, adverbmeas·ure·less·ness, noun


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Historical Examples

  • There has been staggering loss of life and measureless wastage of materials.

    United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches


  • Nothing was before him, save the foaming, dashing, measureless ocean.

    The Three Golden Apples

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Koenig's pride was measureless, and Glory did not get off lightly.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • But this only increased the measureless pity he felt for her.

  • In the light of these measureless joys what is any earthly joy?

    The Prodigal Returns

    Lilian Staveley

British Dictionary definitions for measureless


  1. limitless, vast, or infinite
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Derived Formsmeasurelessly, adverbmeasurelessness, noun
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