Definition of unmeasurable in English:



  • Not able to be measured objectively.

    ‘the unmeasurable qualities of a scientist’
    • ‘Barbara Sherwood said: ‘My parents, who are in their 80s, are going through an unmeasurable degree of distress.’’
    • ‘What have the Danes ever done for me, I pondered on the way to the pub, apart from lend me a Scandic name and an unmeasurable quantity of Viking blood?’
    • ‘But ahead lay a quagmire, a demoralising contest in which progress was unmeasurable and victory unattainable.’
    • ‘Our return percentages are so low they're almost unmeasurable.’
    • ‘The judge attempted to do his best on exiguous material to measure the unmeasurable and in the result awarded compensation for the uncompensatable.’
    • ‘Today, two centuries later, the struggle for precision continues as meteorologists devise ever more exacting techniques to measure quantities either so teeny or so gigantic that they had once been judged unmeasurable.’
    • ‘Obviously no conventional rules apply; no ordinary yardstick can be used to measure the unmeasurable, no mundane radar screen suffices to keep track of his myriad tangents of sound and silence.’
    • ‘This goal may be relatively specific, but it's completely unmeasurable and not time-limited.’
    • ‘Ashley was everything Rene was not; an honor student with seemingly unmeasurable athletic and musical talent, as well as a despicable, eternally cheerful disposition.’
    • ‘Down the same street, the extent of how I felt when a rival school pushed one of my friends up against a wall and kicked her in the back was unmeasurable.’
    • ‘Now that pain is touted as the ‘fifth vital sign,’ (an unmeasurable vital sign, I might add) doctors are reluctant to seem insensitive, even though there may be plenty of signs that all is not on the up and up with the patient.’
    • ‘This has to be a response to the importance placed on visitor statistics as the crucial indicator of success, and of the contingencies of government funding, which demand measurable outputs for unmeasurable experiences.’
    • ‘One had to feel sorry for coach Joe Byrne; the man just lives for basketball, the time and commitment he has for the game is unmeasurable.’
    • ‘Their faith in technology's ability to measure the previously unmeasurable, Webster said, meant that ‘a lot of false expectations were set up.’’
    • ‘This is especially true for pain and suffering awards, which are supposed to measure something that everyone admits is unmeasurable.’
    • ‘Austrians can offer an alternative approach that does not depend on having to define or measure what is conceptually indefinable or unmeasurable.’
    • ‘Fourth, precise values often do not exist because the vehicle is operated in a noisy and widely unmeasurable environment, and only incomplete data are available (for example, about properties of the road surface).’
    • ‘This was unmeasurable two decades ago (scientific instruments simply were not that accurate) and highly controversial until recent review and empirical confirmation.’
    • ‘The effects of regulations such as these are both unpredictable and unmeasurable.’
    • ‘Things given secretly can impact in ways unmeasurable.’