Unfathomable is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unfathomable, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
EXAMPLES - Unfathomable in a Sentence
- He just looked at her, his expression unfathomable. (source)
- "It's kind of unfathomable how she does what she does." (source)
- Publishing firm's sexist environment 'unfathomable': lawsuit (source)
- I am shocked to hear that you think I have 'unfathomable' talents Luis. (source)
- His expression was unfathomable, but there was a subdued bite to his voice. (source)
- "It's kind of unfathomable, the leap we've taken from the early '90s to now." (source)
- She described the offending as "unfathomable" compared to what he had to lose. (source)
- How cutting those costs could eliminate waste is "unfathomable", say the editors. (source)
- The idea that the world champion might not be able to defend his title was unfathomable. (source)
- Customers and farmers talked about the financial crises using words like "unfathomable" and (source)
- Cohen called it "unfathomable" to suggest Newsom and John York's relationship scuttled the deal. (source)
- When he looked up, his wife was staring down at him, her expression unfathomable in the darkness. (source)
- Given all that, it would be "unfathomable" for the euro not to breach parity soon, Mr. Laidi said. (source)
- He said it was "unfathomable" that Guergis or someone in her office did not know about the letters. (source)
- They called it "unfathomable" that BP would pay out a dividend before the total cost of the cleanup is known. (source)
- Tahoe, theorizing over its origin and concocting curious tales about its "unfathomable" depths, the Indians knew and loved it. (source)
- 'Lashly says the crevasse was 50 feet deep and 8 feet across, in form U, showing that the word "unfathomable" can rarely be applied. (source)
- Such shopworn phrases tend to compound, rather than dispel, preconceived notions of the Middle East as a kind of unfathomable Badland. (source)
- Nugent was asked what he would do if, by some "unfathomable" circumstances, he were forced to choose between rock 'n' roll and hunting. (source)
- Describing the decision as "unfathomable", Nathan said it was astonishing that the Cabinet could even consider selling military equipment to Syria. (source)
- It's Only A Theory will invite scientific experts to pitch 'unfathomable' theories to a panel of comedians and celebrities, who will subject them to comic scrutiny. (source)
- South Australian Nigel James Harris jailed after belt attack on girls A SOUTH Australian man has been jailed after a brutal and "unfathomable" attack on two young children. (source)
- Around 9,000 of the refugees at Kasese were too ill to walk by themselves, and Kessler said it was "unfathomable" that the other refugees could have carried them into the bush. (source)
- Menendez called it "unfathomable" that the recording system wasn't already being checked routinely and suggested a system that would provide a warning when it stopped recording. (source)
- It's going to take a while to go through all of the documents, and certainly there will be some embarrassing, mystifying and and just plain unfathomable information gleaned from them. (source)
- Management reported "unfathomable" capital expenses of $699 million, spent mostly on new land and buildings, while traffic-acquisition costs were also high, increasing to $785 million. (source)
- Amid fraudulent elections the "unfathomable" Quechua-speaking locals are terrorised and despised by Limeneans from the capital, their ancient beliefs held in almost superstitious dread. (source)
- With the Neocons tried, convicted, and imprisoned for egregious war crimes, a withdrawal of US troops around the globe, and justice restored in Palestine, the "unfathomable" came to pass. (source)
- The opposition condemned what it called the military's "unfathomable" intimidation of their candidate, and Fonseka's spokesman, Mano Ganeshan, said they would appeal for foreign protection. (source)
- My heart is beating a little because earlier this morning I read that a car was recently gunned down on this same interstate, the kind of unfathomable drive-by you see in Bruce Willis movies. (source)
- Some 9,000 of the refugees at Kasese were too ill to walk by themselves, and Kessler said it was "unfathomable" that the other refugees could have carried them away as they melted into the dense bush. (source)
- "It's kind of unfathomable to me that people can go bankrupt because they are sick," said Lucy Simpson, who stood outside the high school with her 8-year-old daughter, both holding signs supporting reform. (source)
- HILARY ROSEN, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Well, it's kind of unfathomable, I think, that somebody who really believes in the issues that Senator Clinton believes in will find John McCain an acceptable alternative. (source)
- Liberal MP Wayne Easter notes that all cabinet members have a media clipping service that details every newspaper reference, so it is simply "unfathomable" that Guergis or her department didn't know about the letters. (source)
- RBC Capital Markets' Jordan Rohan, however, was concerned with the company's "unfathomable" capital expenses of $699 million, spent mostly on new land and buildings, and noted that traffic-acquisition costs were also high. (source)
- A US activist group declared Saturday that a delay by rich nations to support 100 percent multilateral debt cancellation for poor countries was "unfathomable," adding that their decision would make a difference between "life and death for millions." (source)
- US activist group Jubilee USA Network declared Saturday that a delay by rich nations to support 100 percent multilateral debt cancellation for poor countries was "unfathomable," adding that their decision would make a difference between "life and death for millions." (source)
- Oscar betook himself with boy-like zest to testing the depth of the so-called unfathomable hole with a long pole he used for leaping with, Inna watching him, and wondering the while whether the hole, with its darkly swirling waters, were bottomless, as it was said to be. (source)
- Ferris had never ceased to wonder at what he called the unfathomable innocence of his wife, and he liked to go over all the points of their former life in Venice, and bring home to himself the utter simplicity of her girlish ideas, motives, and designs, which both confounded and delighted him. (source)
- But she felt the slightest bit uncomfortable when that animated brunette Gladys Orchil, climbing up dripping on to the anchored float beyond the breakers, frankly confessed that the tinge of mystery enveloping Selwyn's career made him not only adorable, but agreeably "unfathomable"; and that she meant to experiment with him at every opportunity. (source)
- The letter, which was signed by Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, said it was "unfathomable" that the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is responsible for maintaining worker safety, including inspecting cranes, hadn't implemented recommendations made in 2004 by industry and labor to issue a new standard to improve crane safety. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "unfathomable" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 10 synonyms for unfathomable.
abysmal, boundless, deep, eternal, immeasurable, infinite, soundless, unending, unmeasured, unplumbed
We have 10 antonyms for unfathomable.
believable, bounded, calculable, comprehensible, explainable, explicable, fathomable, finite, limited, measurable
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unfathomable from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible: unfathomable theories.
- (adjective) Difficult or impossible to measure: the unfathomable depths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) impossible to fathom or understand; incomprehensible
- (adjective) difficult to penetrate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Incapable of being fathomed or sounded; too deep to be measured; hence, not capable of being sounded by thought or comprehended.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
- (adjective) resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
- (adjective) impossible to come to understand