un·​quench·​able | \ ˌən-ˈkwen-chə-bəl How to pronounce unquenchable (audio) \

Definition of unquenchable

: unable to be quenched an unquenchable flame especially : not capable of being satisfied, quelled, or discouraged an unquenchable thirst/desire unquenchable optimism

Other Words from unquenchable

unquenchably \ ˌən-​ˈkwen-​chə-​blē How to pronounce unquenchable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unquenchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who can forget Federer’s comeback, his saved match points and Nadal’s unquenchable desire? Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 4 July 2022 Meanwhile, Aphrodite’s son Eros was often depicted carrying a hare as a symbol of unquenchable desire. Tok Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, Aphrodite’s son Eros was often depicted carrying a hare, as a symbol of unquenchable desire. Tok Thompson, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2022 An unquenchable desire for true crime content spurs these donors to fund a technique pioneered in the Golden State Killer case. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 The driving force is always greed and the unquenchable desire for capital; the casualties are always the poor, the vanquished and the marginalized. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 Lewis also attempts to uncover what drives Clark’s endless pursuit of the next thing and his seemingly unquenchable desire for more. Simon Hill, Wired, 11 Dec. 2021 New schematic ideas, rule changes that favor wide receivers and the unquenchable desire to gain yards in chunks can turn even the most genuine of promises into afterthoughts. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 Mostly, though, they were driven by an unquenchable fascination with Earth’s most awesome displays. Kyle Smith, WSJ, 7 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unquenchable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unquenchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquenchable. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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