invaluable


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in·val·u·a·ble

 (ĭn-văl′yo͞o-ə-bəl)
adj.
Of inestimable value; priceless: invaluable paintings; invaluable help.

in·val′u·a·ble·ness n.
in·val′u·a·bly adv.

invaluable

(ɪnˈvæljʊəbəl)
adj
having great value that is impossible to calculate; priceless
inˈvaluableness n
inˈvaluably adv

in•val•u•a•ble

(ɪnˈvæl yu ə bəl)

adj.
beyond calculable value; of inestimable worth; priceless.
[1570–80]
in•val′u•a•ble•ness, n.
in•val′u•a•bly, adv.

invaluable

If you say that someone or something is invaluable, you mean that they are extremely useful.

He was an invaluable source of information.
This experience proved invaluable later on.

Invaluable is not the opposite of valuable. If you want to say that an object has no value at all, you can say that it is worthless or not worth anything.

The goods are often worthless by the time they arrive.
I started collecting his pictures when they weren't worth anything.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.invaluable - having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"

invaluable

adjective precious, valuable, priceless, costly, inestimable, beyond price, worth your or its weight in gold Their advice was invaluable to me at that stage of my work.
cheap, worthless, valueless, rubbishy

invaluable

adjective
Of great value:
Idioms: beyond price, of great price.
Translations
لا يُقَدَّر، لا يُثَمَّن
neocenitelný
uvurderlig
felbecsülhetetlen
ómetanlegur
neįkainojamas
nenovērtējamsvērtīgs
neprecenljiv
çok değerlipaha biçilmez

invaluable

[ɪnˈvæljʊəbl] ADJinapreciable, inestimable

invaluable

[ɪnˈvæljuəbəl] adj [help, experience, information, contribution] → inestimable
to prove invaluable (= be very useful) → s'avérer inestimable

invaluable

adjunbezahlbar; service, role, help, contributionunschätzbar; advice, experience, jewel, treasurevon unschätzbarem Wert; to be invaluable (to somebody)(für jdn) von unschätzbarem Wert sein; to be an invaluable source of somethingeine ausgezeichnete Quelle für etw sein

invaluable

[ɪnˈvæljʊəbl] adjestremamente prezioso/a

invaluable

(inˈvӕljuəbl) adjective
of value too great to be estimated. Thank you for your invaluable help.
References in classic literature ?
Each moment, however, pressed upon him a conviction of the critical situation in which he had suffered his invaluable trust to be involved through his own confidence.
The cups--not having been used, perhaps, since Hepzibah's youth--had contracted no small burden of dust, which Phoebe washed away with so much care and delicacy as to satisfy even the proprietor of this invaluable china.
Then after long search into the minister's dim interior, and turning over many precious materials, in the shape of high aspirations for the welfare of his race, warm love of souls, pure sentiments, natural piety, strengthened by thought and study, and illuminated by revelation -- all of which invaluable gold was perhaps no better than rubbish to the seeker -- he would turn back, discouraged, and begin his quest towards another point.
He repaid them in kind with large extracts from his invaluable author, Cotton Mather, and added many marvellous events that had taken place in his native State of Connecticut, and fearful sights which he had seen in his nightly walks about Sleepy Hollow.
So Tamerlane's soldiers often argued with tears in their eyes, whether that invaluable life of his ought to be carried into the thickest of the fight.
As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.
Whilst I was sad- dened by the thought of losing the aid of my kind mistress, I was gladdened by the invaluable instruc- tion which, by the merest accident, I had gained from my master.
Harriet is worth a hundred suchAnd for a wife a sensible man's wifeit is invaluable.
In such moments of precious, invaluable misery, she rejoiced in tears of agony to be at Cleveland; and as she returned by a different circuit to the house, feeling all the happy privilege of country liberty, of wandering from place to place in free and luxurious solitude, she resolved to spend almost every hour of every day while she remained with the Palmers, in the indulgence of such solitary rambles.
Miss Eyre has been an invaluable companion to me, and a kind and careful teacher to Adele.
Noel Vanstone rates my invaluable assistance at too low a figure, here I remain, biding my time till my fair relative wants me, or till I make her want me, which comes to the same thing.
Dick,' said my aunt triumphantly, 'give me your hand, for your common sense is invaluable.