un·​put·​down·​able | \ ˌən-ˌpu̇t-ˈdau̇n-ə-bəl How to pronounce unputdownable (audio) \

Definition of unputdownable

: unable to be set aside : riveting an unputdownable book

Examples of unputdownable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book is an unputdownable rant by an anonymous homemaker and pie baker in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "What to read during coronavirus isolation: Cleveland authors, literary leaders offer book recommendations," 25 Mar. 2020 The pulse-inducing unputdownable tale about the disappearance of four children on a family cruise, Do Not Become Alarmed is a powerful suspense that will leave readers asking themselves if family truly keeps us safe. Redbook, "20 Books You Need to Take to the Beach This Summer," 17 May 2017 Julien Dossena showed Paco Rabanne girls to the disco dancefloor, a going-out escape that sparklingly reflects the spirit of unputdownable youth. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of Paris Fashion Week," 4 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unputdownable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unputdownable

1935, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unputdownable

Time Traveler for unputdownable

Time Traveler

The first known use of unputdownable was in 1935

See more words from the same year

Statistics for unputdownable

Cite this Entry

“Unputdownable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unputdownable. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Comments on unputdownable

What made you want to look up unputdownable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!