un·​kill·​able ˌən-ˈki-lə-bəl How to pronounce unkillable (audio)
: incapable of being killed : not killable
an unkillable legend
a seemingly unkillable hero

Examples of unkillable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a scene set at the Vienna Opera House, Tom Cruise (who plays the seemingly unkillable covert agent Ethan Hunt) planned for his character to exit the building, alongside Ferguson, via its roof. Hanna Flint, Town & Country, 6 June 2023 Sure, turning Glenn Close’s scorned Alex Forrest into a nearly unkillable slasher villain undermined anything that was thematically interesting about the character and the movie. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2023 The Season 3 finale at least appeared to resolve Bo-Katan’s storyline, with the two major factions of Mandalorians uniting to defeat the seemingly unkillable Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), who’d set up a hidden Imperial base in the ruins of Mandalore. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 19 Apr. 2023 As one of the officers stands to respond to the vandalism report, his body camera sweeps the room, showing the Trump flag, a U.S. flag and a silhouette of a tardigrade — a tiny organism celebrated for being virtually unkillable. Mike Carter, Anchorage Daily News, 12 July 2023 Before his death in 1964, Ian Fleming wrote 14 books about James Bond, and the literary franchise, just like 007 himself, has proved unkillable. Anna Pitoniak, Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2023 But Chucky is almost unkillable. Vulture, 20 Jan. 2023 With Lanegan’s death, most of grunge’s remaining living icons are the no-nonsense guys in the middle, such as Tad Doyle and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, too dependable to die, and dedicated self-preservationists such as Eddie Vedder, hopefully unkillable, and Love. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 This character is unkillable. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unkillable was in 1878

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“Unkillable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unkillable. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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