un·​quench·​able ˌən-ˈkwen-chə-bəl How to pronounce unquenchable (audio)
: unable to be quenched
an unquenchable flame
especially : not capable of being satisfied, quelled, or discouraged
an unquenchable thirst/desire
unquenchable optimism
unquenchably adverb

Examples of unquenchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That beats a game that would start in the midafternoon, when Mr. Khalifa’s hunger pangs and unquenchable thirst would be at their worst. Dave Skretta, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Mar. 2024 Although the best gags, involving some adorable but violence-loving bunnies, have been playing on a loop in the teaser trailers, the film still manages to combine muscular action with a healthy dollop of comedy, much of it having to do with Po’s posse and his seemingly unquenchable appetite. Brian Lowry, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 While the saga of the Roy family's unquenchable thirst for power did win for writing for season 1, none of the actors were even nominated. Keith Langston, EW.com, 11 Jan. 2024 Both of them superstars, among the best ever to play, unquenchable in their will to win, yet one closed off, remote, cold, and the other quite the opposite. Thomas Beller, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2023 The Bay Area’s rich history of forging new paths and leading new frontiers makes for a proud, diverse, and talented workforce that has an unquenchable thirst to do more, discover more, and create more. Bob Fisher, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 Clearly, there were other issues at play, including McCarthy’s overall relationship with the conference, which is very different from Johnson’s, and the apparently unquenchable desire among a handful of GOP members for attention. The Editors, National Review, 14 Nov. 2023 The best inheritance in Mally Skok’s family is an unquenchable thirst for charm. Kathryn O'Shea-Evans, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2023 Nearly all of them were (or claim to have been) romantically involved at one point or another with the deceased, an attractive young woman with a seemingly unquenchable passion for life and love. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unquenchable was in the 14th century

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“Unquenchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquenchable. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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