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

Examples of unquenchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Venture capitalists are widely known for their power-grabbing greediness and unquenchable thirst for money. Bérénice Magistretti, Forbes, 6 May 2021 There’s almost something painful, or if not that, despairing and unquenchable in those newborn squeals. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 17 Apr. 2021 The former Silicon Valley businesswoman, who also happens to be an accomplished competitive sailor, has always had a seemingly unquenchable thirst to learn more about the seas. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2021 Americans’ unquenchable thirst for SUVs was just becoming apparent when GM quietly began importing the SUV. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Mar. 2021 Like Pierre, Sallie Johnson has a longtime relationship with Holstein and an unquenchable desire to expose Detroit students to Academic Games. Scott Talley, Freep.com, 31 Mar. 2021 Over the last two weeks, Hep has symbolized a family’s unquenchable love, every emotion caught by cameras trained on him from tipoff to final buzzer. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2021 Americans’ unquenchable thirst for SUVs was just becoming apparent when GM quietly began importing the SUV. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Mar. 2021 This filled white leaders with an unquenchable wrath. Ashlee Marie Preston, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unquenchable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2021

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“Unquenchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquenchable. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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