in·​ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ˌi-nik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) , (ˌ)i-ˌnak- \

Definition of inaccessible

: not accessible an inaccessible area an inaccessible goal

Other Words from inaccessible

inaccessibility \ ˌi-​nik-​ˌse-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) , (ˌ)i-​ˌnak-​ \ noun
inaccessibly \ ˌi-​nik-​ˈse-​sə-​blē How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) , (ˌ)i-​ˌnak-​ \ adverb

Examples of inaccessible in a Sentence

The area is inaccessible by road. His prose is inaccessible to many readers.
Recent Examples on the Web But for now, both justice and liberty are inaccessible by order of the marshal. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 Video of the incident exists but is scarce as Hollywood Bowl's website indicates that attendees' phones were meant to be inaccessible. Chron, 4 May 2022 With much of the usual celebrity haunts being inaccessible during the pandemic, those with the means, have sought out new locales that can cater to their needs. Josh Wilson, Forbes, 3 May 2022 That is helping keep the city of 25 million afloat as some hospitals and public transportation are inaccessible and people remain locked in their homes. Shen Lu And Liza Lin, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 Vladimir Putin is discovering that money in the form of foreign currency accounts is suddenly inaccessible. William Baldwin, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 For Gran Turismo 7, though, the vast majority of the single-player game is also inaccessible during the server outage. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 18 Mar. 2022 The Hong Kong Watch website has for several months been inaccessible in the financial hub without a virtual private network, the group said earlier. NBC News, 15 Mar. 2022 Among luxury brands, Aston Martin has never been as stratospherically inaccessible as Ferrari, nor as commonplace as Mercedes-Benz. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inaccessible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inaccessible

Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin inaccessibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin accessibilis accessible

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17 May 2022

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“Inaccessible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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in·​ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ˌi-nik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) \

Kids Definition of inaccessible

: hard or impossible to reach or get hold of an inaccessible island

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