untold


untold
un|told [ˌʌnˈtəuld US -ˈtould] adj [only before noun]
1.) used to emphasize how bad something is
The rumours will do untold damage to his reputation.
The floods have caused untold misery to hundreds of homeowners.
2.) used to emphasize that an amount or quantity is very large
untold riches/wealth
a game that offers untold wealth to the most talented players

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Untold — Un*told , a. 1. Not told; not related; not revealed; as, untold secrets. [1913 Webster] 2. Not numbered or counted; as, untold money. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untold — [un tōld′, un′tōld΄] adj. [ME untald < OE unteald] 1. not told, related, or revealed 2. too great or too numerous to be counted or measured; incalculable [untold wealth] 3. indescribably great or intense [untold misery] …   English World dictionary

  • untold — index esoteric, hidden, indefinite, innumerable, multiple, myriad, mysterious, personal (private) …   Law dictionary

  • untold — (adj.) O.E. unteald, not counted or reckoned, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of TELL (Cf. tell) in its original numerical sense. Cf. M.Du. ongetellet, Ger. ungezahlt, O.N. utaliðr. Meaning not related or recounted is recorded from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • untold — [adj] very many; enormous beyond measure, countless, gigantic, hidden, huge, immense, incalculable, indescribable, inexpressible, innumerable, innumerous, mammoth, manifold, many, measureless, mighty, monstrous, multiple, multitudinous, myriad,… …   New thesaurus

  • untold — ► ADJECTIVE 1) too much or too many to be counted; indescribable. 2) not narrated or recounted …   English terms dictionary

  • untold — [[t]ʌ̱nto͟ʊld[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You can use untold to emphasize how bad or unpleasant something is. The demise of the industry has caused untold misery to thousands of hard working tradesmen... This might do untold damage to her… …   English dictionary

  • Untold — Infobox Album | Name = Untold Type = Album Artist = Pete Francis Released = 2003 Recorded = Genre = Progressive rock Length = Label = Scrapper Records Producer = Pete Francis Reviews = Last album = So They Say (2001) This album = Untold (2003)… …   Wikipedia

  • untold — adj. to remain untold (the story remained untold for years) * * * [ˌʌn təʊld] to remain untold (the story remained untold for years) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • untold — adjective too much or too many to be measured: untold misery: The floods have caused untold misery to hundreds of homeowners. | untold damage: The scandal has done untold damage to his reputation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English