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immeasurable adj
1 impossible to measure; "unmeasurable reaches of outer space" [syn: unmeasurable, immensurable] [ant: measurable]
2 beyond calculation or measure; "of incalculable value"; "an incomputable amount"; "jewels of inestimable value"; "immeasurable wealth" [syn: incomputable, inestimable]

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Also used tautologically as a spin word to avoid stating explicitly whether someone or something had a positive or negative effect. It is a neutral term equivalent to neither priceless or worthless.


  • 2007, Terence Hunt, Longest-serving Bush aide resigns, Associated Press
    "His contribution has been immeasurable," Bush said in a statement. "I value his judgment, and I treasure his friendship."




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