un·​put·​down·​able ˌən-ˌpu̇t-ˈdau̇n-ə-bəl How to pronounce unputdownable (audio)
: unable to be set aside : riveting
an unputdownable book

Examples of unputdownable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Was the book unputdownable? John Tamny, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Chilling, thrilling, and unputdownable. The Week Staff, The Week, 24 Sep. 2022 Sloane Crosley's Cult Classic is unputdownable. The Editors, Town & Country, 10 June 2022 Zauner’s writing flow made the book unputdownable. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, 1 June 2021 A Wicked Game is the type of book designed to accompany a glass of wine and a bubble bath — frothy, unputdownable escapism that will make your toes curl and your heart sing. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 22 Feb. 2023 Thoroughly immersive, witty, and moving, Hornby’s novel features sparkling prose that makes this novel unputdownable. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2022 Puppy chow is an unputdownable snack in which rice cereal squares are coated in a mix of peanut butter, chocolate and sometimes butter, before being tossed in confectioners’ sugar. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2022 The author deftly weaves three stories — a grizzly farmhouse murder in 2000; the crime writer, Wylie, writing about the unsolved mystery today; and an eerie tale of an unnamed family — into one unputdownable mystery. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unputdownable was in 1935

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“Unputdownable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unputdownable. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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