un·​bridge·​able | \ ˌən-ˈbri-jə-bəl How to pronounce unbridgeable (audio) \

Definition of unbridgeable

: too wide to be crossed or joined by or as if by a bridge : unable to be bridged : not bridgeable an unbridgeable river/chasm … an unbridgeable gulf between myth and reality.— Susan Cheever … an unbridgeable gap between the way people think here and the way they think practically everywhere else.— Meg Greenfield

Examples of unbridgeable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everything felt worse because of the distance, made unbridgeable by circumstance. Josh Gondelman, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2022 The two halves of high-schooler Kamala Khan’s life initially seem unbridgeable. Inkoo Kang, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 That gap was once seen as an unbridgeable divide preventing any sort of equal pay settlement. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 The contrasts between Reagan and Trump are stark and unbridgeable. Damon Linker, The Week, 14 Mar. 2022 Inside the soothing, edgeless white of an Apple Genius Bar in Palo Alto, two blonde-haired women widen their innocent eyes at each other across an unbridgeable gulf of understanding. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 4 Mar. 2022 To keep this split within the GOP from becoming an unbridgeable chasm, McConnell has to tread carefully and avoid a destructive intraparty war with Trump that could thwart the GOP's chances at gaining control of Congress in 2022. Douglas Heye, CNN, 26 Jan. 2022 That erasure, Porter believes, helps explain why today’s America is still mired in a toxic cycle of seemingly unbridgeable misunderstanding and conflict. Washington Post, 19 June 2021 Many of Binoche’s women seem unable to accept the unbridgeable distance between two consciousnesses, and throw themselves, continually, against a wall. Susan Dominus Photographs By Joshua Kissi Styled By Ian Bradley Sasha Weiss Photographs By Collier Schorr Styled By Jay Massacret Megan O’grady Portrait By Mickalene Thomas And Racquel Chevremont Ligaya Mishan Photographs By Tina Barney, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unbridgeable

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbridgeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbridgeable. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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