unobtainable

adjective
un·​ob·​tain·​able | \ ˌən-əb-ˈtā-nə-bəl How to pronounce unobtainable (audio) , -äb- \

Definition of unobtainable

: not capable of being obtained : not available : not obtainable an unobtainable objective a gem so rare as to be virtually unobtainable

Examples of unobtainable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The good news is that there’s evidence this goal might not be as unobtainable as many fear. The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 But a lack of Western support doesn’t necessarily mean parts and spares will be unobtainable. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Few would deny the model serves as a poster child for the current era of skyrocketing demand for unobtainable steel sport models. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2021 Discover the unexpected and unobtainable at The Pink Closet online. Livia Hengel, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Well, many future seasons later, and the catalysts for Fourth Horseman, Outbreak Perfected and Whisper of the Worm are still unobtainable in Destiny 2. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 The younger son has been madly in love with the local mob boss's daughter, who seems unobtainable. Clark Collis, EW.com, 16 Sep. 2021 Elsewhere in the Rolex pantheon, the interest in classic, and classically unobtainable, references continues to grow. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2021 The homes fill a need, providing lodging that is otherwise unobtainable and often larger and more cost-effective for family groups than several hotel rooms or suites. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unobtainable

1653, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Unobtainable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unobtainable. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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