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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from unquenchable

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

Examples of unquenchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

An eternal optimist with an unquenchable joie de vivre, Johnny Murphy, who stood 6 feet 4, rarely went unnoticed. Anne M. Hamilton, courant.com, "Extraordinary Life: It was hard to miss Johnny Murphy, a passionate lawyer who embraced Hartford," 14 July 2019 Trump constantly strives to slake his base’s unquenchable thirst for harsher policies toward immigrants. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Trump’s Day of Terror," 12 July 2019 In 2019, smartphones are so ubiquitous that they get involved even when the candidate is right there, in the flesh, IRL, which is forcing candidates to adapt and find opportunities in the constant unquenchable demand for selfies. NBC News, "'Selfie strategy': Candidates have a reason for taking more fan photos than ever," 10 June 2019 According to the Times, the unquenchable hunger for avocados has caused people to compromise their morals by seeking to pass them off as carrots (carrots!) at self-service checkout lanes in order to pay less for the fruits. refinery29.com, "We Now Have Definitive Proof That The Avocado Obsession Has Gone Too Far," 7 June 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unquenchable.' 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 unquenchable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unquenchable

Statistics for unquenchable

Last Updated

22 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for unquenchable

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on unquenchable

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


something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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