unassimilable

adjective un·as·sim·i·la·ble \ ˌən-ə-ˈsi-mə-lə-bəl \

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

unassimilably

play \ˌən-ə-ˈsi-mə-lə-blē\ adverb

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  • 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.

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First Known Use of unassimilable

1873

in the meaning defined above

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