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[mezh-er-lis] /ˈmɛʒ ər lɪs/
too large or great to be measured; unlimited; immeasurable:
a measureless distance; measureless contempt.
Origin of measureless
1350-1400; Middle English measureles. See measure, -less
Related forms
measurelessly, adverb
measurelessness, noun
boundless, unbounded, limitless, vast, infinite. Unabridged
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  • There was an unspeakable tenderness and a measureless compassion, so wide and so deep that it sheltered all the world.

  • Who knows what power measures The measureless and creates the great?

    Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
  • I reaccepted the universe, putting aside the measureless horror of its recorded wars.

  • For a while they sat silent, in the midst of the profound and measureless calm.

  • One, and only one path of escape presented itself—a path of measureless joy.

    Macaria Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • There has been staggering loss of life and measureless wastage of materials.

  • He was a man of measureless patience, born to a firm conviction of the journey's end.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Nothing was before him, save the foaming, dashing, measureless ocean.

    The Three Golden Apples Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He had repaid her flouting of him by tireless devotion and a measureless service!

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • Koenig's pride was measureless, and Glory did not get off lightly.

    The Christian Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for measureless


limitless, vast, or infinite
Derived Forms
measurelessly, adverb
measurelessness, noun
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