inestimable

[in-es-tuh-muh-buhl]
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:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inaestimābilis. See in-3, estimable

inestimability, inestimableness, noun
inestimably, adverb
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inestimable (ɪnˈɛstɪməbəl)
 
adj
1.  not able to be estimated; immeasurable
2.  of immeasurable value
 
inestima'bility
 
n
 
in'estimableness
 
n
 
in'estimably
 
adv

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Example sentences
Two years' experience convinces the writer of the inestimable value to
  consumptives of the open-air treatment.
All this is doing inestimable damage to an already impoverished economy.
He was of inestimable value to human freedom, empowerment and expression.
Moral and intellectual giant, his presence and loss are inestimable.
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