un·​ame·​na·​ble ˌən-ə-ˈmē-nə-bəl How to pronounce unamenable (audio)
: not amenable: such as
: not readily brought to yield, submit, or cooperate
unamenable to reason
: not able to be controlled or influenced by something
criminals unamenable to rehabilitation
a disease unamenable to traditional remedies

Examples of unamenable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But wireless providers and others are pushing back, saying that backup power resources are case-by-case judgements unamenable to bureaucratic micromanagement and that blanket requirements reduce operators’ flexibility to respond to disasters. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unamenable was in 1771

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“Unamenable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unamenable. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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