un·​ed·​u·​ca·​ble ˌən-ˈe-jə-kə-bəl How to pronounce uneducable (audio)
: incapable of being educated : not educable
I am uneducable when it comes to champagne.Andrew A. Rooney

Examples of uneducable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A century ago, when the democratic United States adopted universal high school education, aristocratic Europeans mocked the move for wasting resources on uneducable masses. Daniel Markovits, Time, 12 Sep. 2019 As late as 1970, only a fifth of children with disabilities received public schooling; schools often simply excluded children with developmental disabilities as uneducable. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, 3 May 2018 Twenty years on, one lesson of Sokal’s hoax is that many educators are uneducable. George F. Will, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uneducable was in 1884

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“Uneducable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneducable. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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