un·​search·​able ˌən-ˈsər-chə-bəl How to pronounce unsearchable (audio)
: not capable of being searched or explored : inscrutable
unsearchably adverb

Examples of unsearchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hearst’s New York Daily Mirror, former rival of the Daily News, is also unsearchable. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 22 Feb. 2024 Amid outcry from Swift’s fans on social media, lawmakers and the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA, X made the Grammy winner’s name unsearchable on its platform over the weekend. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 Taylor Swift became unsearchable on X, just days after deepfake images of her in pornographic and violent situations went viral. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 29 Jan. 2024 All the work Suffolk detectives had done on the case was unsearchable — accessible only to a few detectives who were relying on their own limited memories of the case. Robert Kolker, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2023 A week after topping Apple’s iTunes chart, popular versions of a Hong Kong protest anthem are unsearchable on the platform, as the government tries to outlaw the song in the city’s courts. Kari Lindberg, Fortune, 14 June 2023 The process is a logistical nightmare that often renders the applicant unsearchable online, to their personal and professional detriment. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 21 July 2022 On China’s Twitter -like Weibo platform, the hashtag #ZhuYiFellDown, which mocked the Olympic debut of Ms. Zhu and which had been viewed more than 200 million times, suddenly became unsearchable, apparently sometime late Sunday. Elaine Yu, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 Her post lasted 30 minutes on Weibo before it was censored, and her name rendered unsearchable. Rui Zhong, Wired, 5 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Unsearchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsearchable. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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