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inestimable

[in-es-tuh-muh-buh l] /ɪnˈɛs tə mə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being estimated or assessed.
2.
too large or great to be estimated or appreciated:
The flood caused inestimable damage.
3.
of incalculable value; valuable beyond measure; priceless:
jewels of inestimable worth.
Origin of inestimable
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin inaestimābilis. See in-3, estimable
Related forms
inestimability, inestimableness, noun
inestimably, adverb
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inestimable

/ɪnˈɛstɪməbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be estimated; immeasurable
2.
of immeasurable value
Derived Forms
inestimability, inestimableness, noun
inestimably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inestimable
adj.

late 14c., "beyond estimation," from Old French inestimable (14c.) or directly from Latin inaestimabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + aestimabilis (see estimable). Meaning "too precious to set a value on, priceless" is attested by 1570s. Related: Inestimably.

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