imponderable


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im·pon·der·a·ble

 (ĭm-pŏn′dər-ə-bəl)
adj.
That cannot undergo precise evaluation: imponderable problems.

im·pon′der·a·ble n.
im·pon′der·a·bil′i·ty n.
im·pon′der·a·bly adv.

imponderable

(ɪmˈpɒndərəbəl; -drəbəl)
adj
unable to be weighed or assessed
n
something difficult or impossible to assess
imˌponderaˈbility, imˈponderableness n
imˈponderably adv

im•pon•der•a•ble

(ɪmˈpɒn dər ə bəl)

adj.
1. not ponderable; not susceptible to precise measurement or evaluation.
n.
2. something imponderable.
[1785–95; < Medieval Latin]
im•pon`der•a•bil′i•ty, im•pon′der•a•ble•ness, n.
im•pon′der•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imponderable - a factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed; "human behavior depends on many imponderables"
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
leavening, leaven - an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
Adj.1.imponderable - difficult or impossible to evaluate with precision; "such imponderable human factors as aesthetic sensibility"
ponderable - capable of being weighed or considered; "something ponderable from the outer world--something of which we can say that its weight is so and so"- James Jeans

imponderable

adjective
Translations

imponderable

[ɪmˈpɒndərəbl]
A. ADJimponderable
B. imponderables NPL(elementos mpl) imponderables mpl

imponderable

[ɪmˈpɒndərəbəl]
adjimpondérable
nimpondérable m

imponderable

nunberechenbare or unwägbare Größe; imponderablesUnwägbarkeiten pl, → Imponderabilien pl (geh)

imponderable

[ɪmˈpɒndrəbl] adjimponderabile
References in classic literature ?
What things real are there, but imponderable thoughts?
It is as if your feet had been caught in an imponderable snare; you feel the balance of your body threatened, and the steady poise of your mind is destroyed at once.
Bellegarde did not in the least cause him to modify his needful premise that all Frenchmen are of a frothy and imponderable substance; he simply reminded him that light materials may be beaten up into a most agreeable compound.
The ether, my friend, is an agglomeration of imponderable atoms, which, relatively to their dimensions, are as far removed from each other as the celestial bodies are in space.
Educational video games can make imponderable mathematical word problems fun.
The study stressed that its assessments were based on an econometric analysis of historical data and many imponderable factors like when the EAC will be able to produce sufficient amounts of power and by how much the cost of electricity going to rise.
LEAVING aside the controversial 'personality' bit attached to the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award, this year has thrown up another imponderable with the runner-up prize going to the darts player Phil Taylor: What constitutes a sport?
It's an imponderable as to why these players can't get better form.
Consider the 12-1etter word IMPONDERABLE and the 8-1etter word SOFTENED:
From life's minutiae to the imponderable mysteries of the human heart, to the simple joys and beauties associated with a simpler life and easier times, each individual poem is a carefully crafted with an succinct introductory comment, making it an elegantly presented work of poetic art.
And when a finance director sees an imponderable he tries to unload it - in this case on to future pensioners.
The great imponderable is whether Micky Adams will use the tie as an opportunity to firm up what he considers to be his first-choice lineup or will give starts to some of the players who have had to be content with bit-part contributions to date.