un·​liv·​able | \ ˌən-ˈli-və-bəl How to pronounce unlivable (audio) \

Definition of unlivable

: unable to be lived or unfit to live in, on, or with : not livable unlivable tenements … he devoted himself to making life unlivable for them.— Jack London

Examples of unlivable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This money, which could be used to alleviate so much suffering around the world, is instead fueling natural disasters, unlivable conditions, and the destruction of our planet. Randell Leach, Fortune, 22 Apr. 2022 Finally, after 14 inspections of her home, it was deemed unlivable by the local government. Michele Lerner, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2022 With the Russian offensive suffering major losses, Putin has no clear military option but to resort to bombarding Ukraine's cities, terrorizing its people and turning the country into an unlivable hell. Nick Dowling, CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 Strikes on houses or apartment buildings often render the structure unlivable, leaving many displaced. Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2022 Lodging expense reimbursement for hotel expenses for uninsured applicants whose homes were unlivable after the disaster. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 8 Feb. 2022 Rather, departing residents say the city’s increasingly draconian—yet seemingly futile—tactics to contain COVID have made Hong Kong nearly unlivable. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 5 Mar. 2022 In the past year, New York State lost 319,000 citizens, or 1.6 percent of its population, as people flee crime and lockdowns, which have made life unlivable for many. Marc Sarnoff, National Review, 26 Feb. 2022 The truckers, parked on the streets in and around Parliament, blared their horns in defiance of a court injunction against honking, issued after residents said the constant noise was making the neighborhood unlivable. Rob Gillies And Tim Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unlivable

1834, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Unlivable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlivable. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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