Word of the Day Archive
Thursday June 14, 2012
1. A thing that cannot be precisely determined or measured.
1. Not ponderable; that cannot be precisely determined, measured, or evaluated.
Of course he had always been a huge imponderable, if not to say the biggest challenge of her admittedly young life.
-- Lindsay Armstrong, The Constantin Marriage
Of course there's always the imponderable, the unpredictable which can't be foreseen...
-- Leonardo Sciascia, Peter Robb and Sacha Rabinovitch, The Moro Affair
Imponderable comes directly from the Medieval Latin word imponderābilis which had the same meaning.