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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fath -uh m-lis]
    • /ˈfæð əm lɪs/
    • /ˈfæð.əm.ləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fath -uh m-lis]
    • /ˈfæð əm lɪs/

Definitions of fathomless word

  • adjective fathomless impossible to measure the depth of; bottomless. 1
  • adjective fathomless impossible to understand; incomprehensible: fathomless motives. 1
  • noun fathomless Very deep (especially of water deeper than a lead line can measure); bottomless. 1
  • adjective fathomless Something that is fathomless cannot be measured or understood because it gives the impression of being very deep, mysterious, or complicated. 0
  • adjective fathomless too deep to be measured 0
  • adjective fathomless incomprehensible 0

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Origin of fathomless

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10; fathom + -less

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Parts of speech for Fathomless


fathomless popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fathomless usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fathomless

adj fathomless

  • bottomless — If you describe a supply of something as bottomless, you mean that it seems so large that it will never run out.
  • plumb — J(ohn) H(arold) 1911–2001, British historian.
  • wide — having considerable or great extent from side to side; broad: a wide boulevard.
  • rooted — having roots.
  • profound — penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.

adjective fathomless

  • immeasurable — incapable of being measured; limitless: the immeasurable vastness of the universe.
  • incalculable — very numerous or great.
  • recondite — dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
  • inestimable — incapable of being estimated or assessed.
  • enigmatic — Difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.

Antonyms for fathomless

adj fathomless

  • infinite — immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness.
  • low — situated, placed, or occurring not far above the ground, floor, or base: a low shelf.
  • restricted — confined; limited.
  • frivolous — characterized by lack of seriousness or sense: frivolous conduct.
  • ignorant — lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.

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