unfindable

adjective

un·​find·​able ˌən-ˈfīn-də-bəl How to pronounce unfindable (audio)
: not capable of being found

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, Post followed his desire to locate items that were lost, and presumed to be unfindable. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 27 Oct. 2022 Lead: In a former gold mine a mile underground, inside a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas, scientists have begun the search for what has been unfindable: dark matter. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 July 2022 In a former gold mine a mile underground, inside a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas, scientists have begun the search for what so far has been unfindable: dark matter. Seth Borenstein, ajc, 7 July 2022 While she was gone for two weeks, the dune grass grew so tall that the carcass was unfindable upon her return. Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2021 The Siri Remote, a slim little number that seems intentionally designed to slide into unfindable spots, offers no cure for a disappearance beyond using the Apple TV Remote app on your phone. Brian Barrett, Wired, 18 July 2021 Moreover, as anyone who’s ever owned a remote control can tell you, new technologies themselves are often infuriatingly unfindable, a problem made worse by the trend toward ever smaller gadgets. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfindable was in 1791

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“Unfindable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfindable. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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