Definition of unfathomed in English:


Line breaks: un|fath¦omed
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfað(ə)md


1Not fully explored or understood: throughout the book her emotions remain relatively opaque and unfathomed
More example sentences
  • Under his leadership, the Tory Party sank to unfathomed levels of unpopularity and contempt.
  • Is the deliberate manipulation of a culture a threat to the very essence of man or, at the other extreme, an unfathomed source of strength for the culture which encourages it?
  • The arrangement, perhaps tongue in cheek, offers an opportunity for him to reach an unfathomed note seemingly below the normal range of his trombone.
2(Of water) of unascertained depth: the car was drawn down into the unfathomed waters figurative the unfathomed well of inspiration
More example sentences
  • Paul's wonderfully bleak voice hinted at the band's as yet unfathomed depths and danger just beneath the surface.
  • To those at the dedication service in 1915, it must have perfectly captured the image of the dark, unfathomed sea closing over their loved ones.
  • The issue of motorists being impounded by road traffic officers over trivial charges has left pain in lots of people, deep as the unfathomed sea.

Definition of unfathomed in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fioritura
Pronunciation: fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərə
an embellishment of a melody...