Definition of inestimable in English:

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inestimable

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛstɪməb(ə)l/

adjective

Too great to calculate: a treasure of inestimable value
More example sentences
  • This crop of voices would contribute inestimable value to the party; to stifle the forces of normal growth that would accrue to the party in such a debate would be foolish.
  • It was a truly broad and liberal education and as such, it was to be of inestimable benefit to me.
  • This is without even bringing up the possibility that the results from the fake investigation could be very misleading to the point of causing inestimable harm.
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inestimably

Pronunciation: /ˌɪnˈɛstɪməbli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Nature's transitions often defy our best attempts at classification, and besides, the enormous dam in front of us had changed this land inestimably.
  • Not just strong, lean and handsome, he is also calm, classy, articulate and inestimably humble, considering he is the best polo player in the world.
  • The other thing that's so inestimably good about this book is that EVERY recipe I have ever made from it has WORKED.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin inaestimabilis, from in- 'not' + aestimabilis (see estimable).

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