undiscoverable

adjective

un·​dis·​cov·​er·​able ˌən-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce undiscoverable (audio)
: unable to be discovered : not discoverable
undiscoverable motives/reasons
… a secure retreat, an undiscoverable hiding-place …Herman Melville

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For an unknown reason, Facebook's BGP routes were withdrawn, making its network undiscoverable by other networks. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, 4 Oct. 2021 Without transparency, large amounts of public funds are spent on items the public might not approve of, and actions taken by the municipality become undiscoverable. Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2021 But among the younger generation, there is a strong pull to a new type of celebrity, one that exists in a world undiscoverable by those who don’t actively seek it out. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 That week, Lisbon was overdrawn with potential Palácio Pombals, always around the next corner, forever undiscoverable, though clearly marked on the map. Lauren Elkin, The Atlantic, 16 Feb. 2018 That week, Lisbon was overdrawn with potential Palácio Pombals, always around the next corner, forever undiscoverable, though clearly marked on the map. Lauren Elkin, The Atlantic, 16 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undiscoverable was in 1642

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Cite this Entry

“Undiscoverable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undiscoverable. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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