un·​re·​al·​iz·​able ˌən-ˌrē-ə-ˈlī-zə-bəl How to pronounce unrealizable (audio)
: incapable of being effected or accomplished : not realizable
an unrealizable goal/plan

Examples of unrealizable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One red flag for me is that both HyImpulse and Rocket Factory Augsburg have business cases built around 50 commercial launches a year, which seems completely unrealizable, both from a demand standpoint as well as the exceptional technical capability needed to reach such a cadence. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2023 Hence, visiting the galactic center in a spacecraft powered with Bussard ramjet within a lifetime is unrealizable. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 6 Jan. 2022 Judging from the Biden administration's first 100 days -- an unrealistic and unrealizable metric by which to judge a presidency -- there's no danger of that happening. Aaron David Miller, CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 Your partner or a close friend distract you a bit with unrealizable goals. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 10 Nov. 2019 The fact that Kingelez’s projects are unrealizable shields them from any nattering rationality. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 4 June 2017 That was a signature promise and was probably the most flagrantly unrealizable promise in all of American presidential politics, the idea that Mexico would pay for this wall. NBC News, 31 Dec. 2017 The actual proposals in King’s article are a convenient mix of the inoffensive and the unrealizable, and therefore are not particularly concerning. Max Bloom, National Review, 20 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrealizable was in 1832

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“Unrealizable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrealizable. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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