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  1. of undetermined or indefinitely great extent or amount; unlimited; measureless: the unmeasured heavens.
  2. unrestrained; intemperate: unmeasured rage.
  3. Prosody. not metrical.
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Origin of unmeasured

First recorded in 1350–1400, unmeasured is from the Middle English word unmesured. See un-1, measured
Related formsun·meas·ur·a·ble, adjectiveun·meas·ur·a·bly, adverbun·meas·ured·ly, adverb


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Historical Examples

  • I cannot describe the unmeasurable contempt he put into the two words.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • But they are not evils; on the contrary, they are unmeasurable benefits.

  • The infinite goodness of God, and his unmeasurable love and mercy.

  • To Carlyle, on the other hand, Spencer appeared "an unmeasurable ass."

    Herbert Spencer

    J. Arthur Thomson

  • Yet not these alone does the unmeasurable capacity of my memory retain.

British Dictionary definitions for unmeasurable


  1. measureless; limitless
  2. unrestrained; unlimited or lavish
  3. music without bar lines and hence without a fixed pulse
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Derived Formsunmeasurable, adjectiveunmeasurableness, noununmeasurably, adverbunmeasuredly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmeasurable


late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + measurable.

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