un·​con·​quer·​able | \ˌən-ˈkäŋ-k(ə-)rə-bəl \

Definition of unconquerable 

1 : incapable of being conquered : indomitable an unconquerable will

2 : incapable of being surmounted unconquerable difficulties

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unconquerably \ ˌən-​ˈkäŋ-​k(ə-​)rə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of unconquerable in a Sentence

an unconquerable spirit that got the family through some hard times

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These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Laurie Penny, Longreads, "Peterson’s Complaint," 12 July 2018 Her persistent themes have revolved around nature as a muse, a predator, a living being, an eternal, unconquerable riddle. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Neko Case stomps the terra with the powerful ‘Hell-On’," 1 June 2018 Our great nation has been defined by our ability to conquer the unconquerable. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Bland: Old letter from John McCain shows how little has changed in 20 years of gun debate," 5 June 2018 The water roiled, the texture of mashed potatoes, hostile, unconquerable, bucking my seventeen-foot canoe and shooting up frequent, unpredictable spires of water where crisscrossing waves converged. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "My 450-Mile Canoe Trip," 16 Mar. 2018 The tone for proceedings was set early on, with the visitors displaying their strength and their unconquerable passing game on display from the whistle. SI.com, "Malaga 0-2 Barcelona: Catalans Extend Unbeaten Run With Easy Win Against 10-Man Hosts," 10 Mar. 2018 The Budweiser Clydesdales were first introduced in 1933, after the repeal of Prohibition, and have since served as living symbols not just of Budweiser, but of the unconquerable American spirit. AL.com, "Things to do in Mobile, Feb. 4-10," 4 Feb. 2018 Or the unconquerable African king known as Black Panther. Clarkisha Kent, The Root, "On Black Panther, Black Leopard and the Politics of Being a Black Superhero," 30 Jan. 2018 The grasshopper sparrow, a tiny Florida prairie bird perched on the verge of extinction for the last decade, may have encountered a final, unconquerable foe: an invasive new disease quickly killing off its young. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Rare Florida sparrow could vanish this year and more birds could be at risk," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unconquerable

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unconquerable

: not able to be conquered or defeated

: not able to be dealt with successfully


un·​con·​quer·​able | \ˌən-ˈkäŋ-kə-rə-bəl \

Kids Definition of unconquerable

: not capable of being beaten or overcome an unconquerable spirit

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