un·​as·​sim·​i·​la·​ble | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsi-mə-lə-bəl How to pronounce unassimilable (audio) \

Definition of unassimilable

: not able to be taken in or absorbed : not capable of being assimilated … misfits … and revolutionaries deemed unassimilable by mainstream culture— James Traub an unassimilable ideology

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Other Words from unassimilable

unassimilably \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈsi-​mə-​lə-​blē How to pronounce unassimilably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unassimilable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right until the moment his life was extinguished, his art was truculent, bold, arresting and unassimilable. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "This Native American artist should have been a household name. But he died at 31.," 21 Aug. 2019 Spiegelman employed a popular cultural medium — comics — to render the unassimilable experience of growing up in postwar America as a child of Holocaust survivors. New York Times, "Readers Add to the List of Best Memoirs Since 1969," 16 July 2019 The European political center was killed by the political elites who opened the floodgates to unassimilable Muslim immigrants who the elites didn’t have to live with but their citizens did. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unassimilable

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Unassimilable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unassimilable. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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