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 ?
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.
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.
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.
The alarming indifference discoverable in the exercise of so invaluable a privilege under the existing laws, which afford every facility to it, furnishes a ready answer to this question.
His contributions to our funds have been magnificent; his advice, his sympathy, invaluable.
Whether these philosophers be the same with that surprising sect, who are honourably mentioned by the late Dr Swift, as having, by the mere force of genius alone, without the least assistance of any kind of learning, or even reading, discovered that profound and invaluable secret that there is no God; or whether they are not rather the same with those who some years since very much alarmed the world, by showing that there were no such things as virtue or goodness really existing in human nature, and who deduced our best actions from pride, I will not here presume to determine.
This,' said the fellow, producing one, 'this is the infallible and invaluable composition for removing all sorts of stain, rust, dirt, mildew, spick, speck, spot, or spatter, from silk, satin, linen, cambrick, cloth, crape, stuff, carpet, merino, muslin, bombazeen, or woollen stuff.
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.
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
One of Washington's most invaluable characteristics was the faculty of bringing order out of confusion.
If it is permissible to criticise the absent, I should say he had a little too much of the sense of insecurity which is so invaluable in a seaman.