unlearnable

adjective

un·​learn·​able ˌən-ˈlər-nə-bəl How to pronounce unlearnable (audio)
: incapable of being learned : not learnable
… personality characteristics of the intrinsic, unlearnable kind … Jim Collins

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The normal business of objections, sustainments, and approaches to the bench here seems like an upper-class dance, sinisterly comic and unlearnable by the likes of Mason, who grows increasingly befuddled. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2020 As groups grow, the need for systematic rules becomes greater; unlearnable in-group-speak with random variation won’t do. The Economist, 8 Aug. 2019 What if the ecorithms governing evolution and learning are unlearnable? Quanta Magazine, 28 Jan. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unlearnable was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Unlearnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlearnable. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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