inestimable


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in·es·ti·ma·ble

 (ĭn-ĕs′tə-mə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to estimate or compute: inestimable damage. See Synonyms at incalculable.
2. Of immeasurable value or worth; invaluable: "shared all the inestimable advantages of being wealthy, good-looking, confident and intelligent" (Doris Kearns Goodwin).

in·es′ti·ma·bly adv.
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inestimable

(ɪnˈɛstɪməbəl)
adj
1. not able to be estimated; immeasurable
2. of immeasurable value
inˌestimaˈbility, inˈestimableness n
inˈestimably adv
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in•es•ti•ma•ble

(ɪnˈɛs tə mə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being estimated or assessed; incalculable: to do inestimable harm.
2. too precious to be estimated or appreciated; invaluable; priceless: an inestimable champion of freedom.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
in•es`ti•ma•bil′i•ty, in•es′ti•ma•ble•ness, n.
in•es′ti•ma•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inestimable - beyond calculation or measure; "of incalculable value"; "an incomputable amount"; "jewels of inestimable value"; "immeasurable wealth"
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated
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inestimable

adjective incalculable, invaluable, priceless, precious, prodigious, immeasurable, beyond price Human life is of inestimable value.
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inestimable

adjective
1. Of great value:
Idioms: beyond price, of great price.
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Translations

inestimable

[ɪnˈestɪməbl] ADJ [value, benefit] → inapreciable, inestimable; [harm] → incalculable
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inestimable

[ɪnˈɛstɪməbəl] adj [value] → inestimable, incalculable
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inestimable

adjunschätzbar
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inestimable

[ɪnˈɛstɪməbl] adjinestimabile, incalcolabile
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References in classic literature ?
Some means must be found to preserve so inestimable a jewel.
She looked really glad to see me--her brown eyes beamed clear and kindly--she gave my hand another inestimable shake--the summer breezes waved her black curls gently upward from her waist--she had on a straw hat and a brown Holland gardening dress.
Just so with the head; but with this difference: about the head this envelope, though not so thick, is of a boneless toughness, inestimable by any man who has not handled it.
I have no doubt that it was largely nervousness that kept the mysterious playwright so long fumbling behind the scenes, for it was obvious that it would be no ordinary sort of play, no every-day domestic drama, that would satisfy this young lady, to whom life had given, by way of prologue, the inestimable blessing of wealth, and the privilege, as a matter of course, of choosing as she would among the grooms (that is, the bride-grooms) of the romantic British aristocracy.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
Richardson at the vicarage: she affirmed that he wished it no less than herself, and that such an arrangement could not fail to benefit all parties; for my mother's society and experience would be of inestimable value to them, and they would do all they could to make her happy.
and would he not, in falling, crush those inestimable bulbs?
Nevertheless, as a personal document, the Everhard Manuscript is of inestimable value.
But supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind, to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries, to reach which at present so many months are requisite; or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet, which, if at all possible, can only be effected by an undertaking such as mine.
For a long time after it was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to bear any name at all; in which case it is somewhat more than probable that these memoirs would never have appeared; or, if they had, that being comprised within a couple of pages, they would have possessed the inestimable merit of being the most concise and faithful specimen of biography, extant in the literature of any age or country.
And his suggestions on the question of dress--which too often assumes the nature of a problemwere of inestimable value to his father-in-law.
The commerce of this place, and the number of merchants that resort thither from all parts of the world, are above description, and so richly laden are the ships that come hither, that when the Indians would express a thing of inestimable price, they say, "It is of greater value than a ship of Jodda." An hundred and eighteen leagues from thence lies Toro, and near it the ruins of an ancient monastery.