inestimable

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈnɛːs.tɪ.mə.bəl/

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French inestimable, from Latin inaestimābilis, from in (un-”, “not) + aestimābilis (estimable). Equivalent to in- +‎ estimable.

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inestimable (not comparable)

  1. Not able to be estimated; not able to be calculated, computed or comprehended, as because of great scale, degree or magnitude.
    • 1776, United States Declaration of Independence
      He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    The Voyager spacecraft explored the solar system and continued into the inestimable space beyond.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ estimer +‎ -able.

Adjective[edit]

inestimable (plural inestimables)

  1. priceless, invaluable; inestimable

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Adjective[edit]

inestimable (plural inestimables)

  1. priceless, invaluable