Definition of unfathomable in English:


Line breaks: un|fath¦om|able
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfað(ə)məb(ə)l


1Incapable of being fully explored or understood: her grey eyes were dark with some unfathomable emotion
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  • Those in the back seat explored levels of cramp unfathomable before this trip.
  • They do not have the same intricate inner workings of women and they are not unfathomable pools of emotions swirling effervescently in a bubbling turmoil of feelings and needs.
  • Fatty stares at me, eyes an unfathomable sea of emotion.
2(Of water or a natural feature) impossible to measure the extent of: mountains of unfathomable scale
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  • Chewing my lips, I looked over the pool edge again; the deep unfathomable blue sped up my pulse rate and made my head spin.
  • Some were merely deep enough to trip over; others plunged to unfathomable depths.
  • But the profound meaning it implies is as deep as the depth of the unfathomable ocean.



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  • Almost unfathomably, Eric the Eel was an instant crowd favourite.
  • But from ancient times to the present, great powers that expand globally often run into subnational tribes or clans who resist fiercely, even unfathomably.

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