un·​ed·​u·​ca·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈe-jə-kə-bəl How to pronounce uneducable (audio) \

Definition of uneducable

: incapable of being educated : not educable I am uneducable when it comes to champagne.— Andrew A. Rooney

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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, "American Universities Must Choose: Do they Want to be Equal or Elite?," 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, "A loophole in federal law allows companies to pay disabled workers $1 an hour," 3 May 2018 Twenty years on, one lesson of Sokal’s hoax is that many educators are uneducable. George F. Will, The Mercury News, "Will: Why academia may be beyond satire," 11 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of uneducable

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Uneducable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneducable. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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