un·​ig·​nor·​able | \ˌən-ig-ˈnȯr-ə-bəl \

Definition of unignorable 

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

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unignorably \ˌən-​ig-​ˈnȯr-​ə-​blē \ adverb

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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 Timothée Chamalet and Armie Hammer are superb in the central roles, and despite an unignorable bathetic turn in the supporting performances, this is an important film. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Capsule movie reviews for April 8," 5 Apr. 2018 The election and all that its results imply have a kind of black hole effect, their unignorable mass sucking in any light struggling to exist. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Trump Anxiety Looms Large Over Sundance’s First Night," 20 Jan. 2017 Literary history, here, provides an unignorable hint. Martin Amis, New York Times, "Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution," 16 Oct. 2017 The heat of 1858 made the problem of London’s effluvia unignorable. Alexandra Mullen, WSJ, "The Stink That Sank London," 11 Aug. 2017 Rich-People Schadenfreude There is nothing quite as sweet as watching insanely rich people get their comeuppance, especially in San Francisco, where the tech boom has made the gap between rich and poor unignorable. Gabriella Paiella And Jessica Roy, The Cut, "This Week in Drama: Kendall Jenner’s Tipping Scandal, Ex-Trump Staffers’ Love Child, and Justin Theroux Neighbor Feud," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unignorable

1955, in the meaning defined above

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