un·​af·​ford·​able | \ ˌən-ə-ˈfȯr-də-bəl How to pronounce unaffordable (audio) \

Definition of unaffordable

: too costly to be paid for : not affordable unaffordable tuition

Other Words from unaffordable

unaffordably \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈfȯr-​də-​blē How to pronounce unaffordable (audio) \ adverb
unaffordably high prices

Examples of unaffordable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The number of counties where homeownership is now considered unaffordable jumped about 20% from a year earlier, rising to 242 counties in the second quarter compared with 205 in the year-earlier period. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2021 Most Californians believe the University of California and California State University are unaffordable, according to a statewide poll released Monday. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 And for many, the spots that are available are unaffordable: typically, $12,900 to $19,500 a year per child, depending on their age. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 For many, good education is unaffordable and decent jobs found abroad. David Rising And Jim Gomez, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 If the interest rate shoots up at the end of the initial term, the buyer may be on the hook for an unaffordable payment. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 20 May 2022 Despite the high cost of regular gas, Hitchens said gas hasn't become so unaffordable that drivers will avoid getting behind the wheel. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 10 May 2022 The neighborhood remains central to the LGBTQ community, but it’s also a place of multimillion-dollar townhouses, high-end boutiques and unaffordable rent. Jillian Eugenios, NBC News, 10 May 2022 Cal State is also regarded as largely or completely unaffordable by 55% of those surveyed. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unaffordable

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Unaffordable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaffordable. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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