un·​budge·​able | \ ˌən-ˈbə-jə-bəl \

Definition of unbudgeable

: not able to be budged or changed : inflexible an unbudgeable optimist

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unbudgeably \ ˌən-​ˈbə-​jə-​blē \ adverb

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Some on the left were hopeful that the unsullied voices of teenagers, cutting through the usual tussle over whether gun control advocates were politicizing a tragedy, would move previously unbudgeable lawmakers. New York Times, "With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unbudgeable

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbudgeable was circa 1929

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a complex dispute or argument

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