Definition of numberless in US English:

numberless

adjective

  • Too many to be counted; innumerable.

    • ‘Finally, successive planters and numberless locals got the jungle cleared; the Camellia bushes began to grow in Indian soil and the dreamed-of profits flooded in.’
    • ‘It's all complemented with the serious pathos of Hattori's sickly and melancholy wife and naturally the full-tilt violence with numberless ruffians and no-account villains feeling Zatoichi's cold steel.’
    • ‘Kerry's invisibility was over: the flash of numberless cameras had brought him suddenly into being; his famous aloofness turned rapidly to gravity; his patrician manner seemed quickly apropos.’
    • ‘On each side of me, the numberless tents sweep out beneath the mountains.’
    • ‘The conflict has caused numberless casualties - due to local restrictions it is difficult to report - and neither side has been prepared to offer any quarter.’
    • ‘Poets have warned about the ‘waste land’ and artists have painted their deep misgivings on numberless canvases.’
    • ‘Seattle was won on the streets but the foundations were planned by e-mail and honed on numberless websites.’
    • ‘At first sight, the Atlas of World Art edited by John Onians (Laurence King £75) is a truly original and endlessly enlightening book, the answer to numberless prayers born of ignorance.’
    • ‘Based on this principle, mica has been successfully used in numberless studies especially for AFM imaging of moving double-stranded DNA and DNA-protein complexes in liquid.’
    • ‘At the same time, through uncaring ignorance or malice, they brought about the extinction of numberless species of native flora and fauna.’
    • ‘I learned a great deal about Canada - its personalities, eccentricities, crises and dreams - from the numberless list of individuals who rolled through the studio on Jarvis Street.’
    • ‘To the contrary, most so-called ‘breakthroughs’ rest upon immense foundations built by numberless scholars who have been cutting stones in that quarry for years.’
    • ‘In this vast output, an early book does stand out: this is her History of India, first published by Penguin in 1966, and which has been used since in countless classrooms by numberless students.’
    • ‘May he found a dynasty of true Britons, numberless as the sand on the seashore.’
    • ‘It's been a few hours without anything in praise of the numberless splendors of homosexuality, so the NY Times supplies something for that deeply felt need.’
    • ‘There had been what seemed like numberless sentimental settings of Cummings in the 1950s by American composers whose names I can't remember.’
    • ‘We have seen numberless acts of selfless devotion by medical workers.’
    • ‘What he cannot see, in his cultural incomprehension, are the numberless indications of our collective strength, character, and resolve.’
    • ‘Yet, seemingly for the country's numberless poor, this is their only hope.’
    • ‘We meet Paul, 21, too prolific to count his numberless crimes, a specialist in scary ‘creeping burglary’ from night-time houses.’
    innumerable, untold, legion, unnumbered, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious
    innumerable, countless, unlimited, endless, limitless, untold, an infinite number of, an incalculable number of, more than one can count, too many to be counted, without number, uncountable, uncounted
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Pronunciation

numberless

/ˈnəmbərləs//ˈnəmbərləs/