un·​ig·​nor·​able | \ ˌən-ig-ˈnȯr-ə-bəl How to pronounce unignorable (audio) \

Definition of unignorable

: unable to be ignored : not ignorable an unignorable problem/error

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Other Words from unignorable

unignorably \ ˌən-​ig-​ˈnȯr-​ə-​blē How to pronounce unignorable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unignorable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What protests or demonstrations teams or players might do will draw a lot of attention and display college athletes' power in a new and unignorable way. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, "This will be a Big Ten football season like no other," 20 Oct. 2020 Few acts inside or outside of hip-hop used MTV as a platform to spread a larger message the way Public Enemy did, with unignorable clips that satirized and lambasted societal ills and positioned the group as true prophets of rage. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time: Staff List," 27 Aug. 2020 There is no answer, and the doubt within him becomes an unignorable backbeat of its own. New York Times, "‘The City We Became,’ by N.K. Jemisin: An Excerpt," 24 Mar. 2020 Next, changes to the rest of my body achieved unignorable status. Mathina Calliope, Longreads, "The Backcountry Prescription Experiment," 3 Dec. 2019 Crime is unignorable, following a rise in stabbings. The Economist, "London’s mayoral race shows Tory disregard for the capital," 22 Aug. 2019 My friend pointed out the eerie and afterwards-unignorable lack of birdsong, which is attributable to overhunting. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 Conflict photography arises out of a huge set of moving variables that in unpredictable, unreliable but unignorable ways help make the demands of justice visible. New York Times, "What Does It Mean to Look at This?," 24 May 2018 Still, there are unignorable clouds on the horizon. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Why Nordstrom Is Betting on High-Touch Tech," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of unignorable

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Unignorable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unignorable. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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