unkillable

adjective
un·​kill·​able | \ ˌən-ˈki-lə-bəl How to pronounce unkillable (audio) \

Definition of unkillable

: incapable of being killed : not killable an unkillable legend a seemingly unkillable hero

Examples of unkillable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a twist on the unkillable killer is gleefully bloody. Jim Kiest, ExpressNews.com, "Watch the new Borat movie at home starting Friday on Amazon Prime," 20 Oct. 2020 In director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film, Andy – a warrior doing her thing for a few millennia – heads up a squad of near-unkillable mercenaries who discover another one of their own. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, "Charlize Theron walks tall and carries a sweet ax in run-of-the-mill ‘Old Guard’," 10 July 2020 In director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film, Andy – a warrior doing her thing for more than a millennia – heads up a squad of near-unkillable mercenaries who discover another one of their own. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: An immortal Charlize Theron walks tall and carries a sweet ax in Netflix's run-of-the-mill 'The Old Guard'," 4 July 2020 As the son of an angel and a demon, Dante is virtually unkillable, and is easily one of the most powerful characters in gaming. Gene Park, Washington Post, "Our best guesses on the next 6 Super Smash Bros. characters. (No, not Waluigi.)," 16 Jan. 2020 At this point, June is more unkillable handmaid Terminator than woman. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "How The Handmaid's Tale Just Made Janine's Story Even More Tragic," 25 July 2019 The nuptial rituals feel similarly stale and unkillable: the proposal, the vows, the first dance. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "People Are Still Getting Married, and This Book Is Here to Help," 10 June 2019 Nothing was going to kill the seemingly unkillable Mountain except total destruction. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Why Did The Hound Have to Die on 'Game of Thrones'?," 13 May 2019 Our potty-mouthed and essentially unkillable protagonist huffs a few breaths from his gas oven before lying down on several barrels full of test fuel. Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "Deadpool 2 Is Even Better Than the Original," 14 May 2018

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Unkillable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unkillable. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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