unassimilable

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