Illimitable
Illimitable Il*lim"it*a*ble, a. [Pref. il- not + limitable: cf. F. illimitable.] Incapable of being limited or bounded; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; as, illimitable space. [1913 Webster]

The wild, the irregular, the illimitable, and the luxuriant, have their appropriate force of beauty. --De Quincey.

Syn: Boundless; limitless; unlimited; unbounded; immeasurable; infinite; immense; vast. -- {Il*lim"it*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Il*lim"it*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • illimitable — index infinite, myriad, omnipotent, open ended, profuse, unqualified (unlimited) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • illimitable — [i(l)limitabl] adj. ÉTYM. 1807, Destutt de Tracy, in T. L. F.; de illimité, ou de il (→ 1. In ), et limitable. ❖ ♦ Rare. Qui ne peut être limité; auquel on ne peut assigner de limites …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • illimitable — (adj.) 1590s, from IL (Cf. il ) not + LIMITABLE (Cf. limitable) …   Etymology dictionary

  • illimitable — boundless, *infinite, uncircumscribed, eternal, sempiternal Analogous words: endless, *everlasting, interminable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • illimitable — [i lim′i tə bəl] adj. [< IN 2 + LIMITABLE] without limit or bounds; immeasurable illimitability n. illimitableness illimitably adv …   English World dictionary

  • illimitable — adjective Date: 1596 incapable of being limited or bounded ; measureless < the illimitable reaches of space and time > • illimitability noun • illimitableness noun • illimitably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • illimitable — (il li mi ta bl ) adj. Auquel on ne peut assigner de bornes ; qui ne peut être limité. Influence illimitable. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. illimité …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • illimitable — illimitability, illimitableness, n. illimitably, adv. /i lim i teuh beuhl/, adj. not limitable; limitless; boundless. [1590 1600; IL 2 + LIMITABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • illimitable — adjective /ɪˈlɪmɪtəbəl/ Impervious to limitation, without limit. Syn: infinite, limitless, unlimited Ant: limitable …   Wiktionary

  • illimitable — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having no ends or limits: boundless, endless, immeasurable, infinite, limitless, measureless, unbounded, unlimited. See LIMITED …   English dictionary for students

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