unquenchable

adjective
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

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Other Words from unquenchable

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

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Like Shamrock Social Club and Doctor Woo before him, Winter is the latest in a line of sought-after celebrity tattoo artists in a town that has an unquenchable thirst for ink. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Lady Gaga’s Tattoo Artist on How to Keep Your Ink Looking Fresh," 22 Feb. 2019 And some more bits about flashes of fire, a raging flame and unquenchable love. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Royal wedding 2018 live coverage: The service, the dress, the guests," 19 May 2018 The allegation that a tape exists of President Trump saying the n-word began as a baseless claim put forward by a former White House aide with credibility problems and a pretty unquenchable taste for notoriety. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Primaries in four states test limits of Dem surge," 14 Aug. 2018 The movie version was directed with unquenchable verve by Jeff Tomsic, who’s making his feature debut; Larry Blanford did the quite elegant cinematography. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Tag’ Review: More Than a Game," 14 June 2018 And there’s one beloved family story that has always encapsulated his dad’s unquenchable zest for life. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Father, sons finish canoe trip 43 years later," 16 June 2018 What Bezos seems to be getting at is that, with a population that is rapidly escalating and an unquenchable demand for energy, humanity is at risk of overpopulation and resource depletion. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "For Jeff Bezos, Space Is the Place," 31 May 2018 Another, Sis/Mommy, has an unquenchable spiritual thirst that leads her to Heaven’s Gate, the UFO cult most famous for a mass suicide near San Diego in 1997. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "CounterPulse artists forge agency with ‘Barn Owl’," 25 May 2018 There is an unquenchable lust in the hearts Houston Astros fans for cheap hot dogs. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Fun facts about Dollar Hot Dog Night at Minute Maid Park," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unquenchable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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