imponderable






adjective

  1. not ponderable; that cannot be precisely determined, measured, or evaluated.

noun

  1. an imponderable thing, force, agency, etc.

adjective

  1. unable to be weighed or assessed

noun

  1. something difficult or impossible to assess
adj.

1794, “weightless,” from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + ponderable (see ponder). Figurative use, “unthinkable,” from 1814. Related: Imponderably. As a noun, by 1842.

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