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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The right to be forgotten The right to be forgotten—to request that information about you be de-listed and made unsearchable—has been a point of contention between Google and the EU since the idea was first proposed back in 2010. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, 24 Sep. 2019 Working in New York in the 1970s and ’80s, LeGaspi’s oeuvre is a pre-internet one, making his legacy almost unsearchable online save for a handful of photos and scattershot quotes. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2019 More than 2,000 people around the world raised their hands when the Boston Public Library put out a call for help to transcribe its extensive, unsearchable and largely illegible collection of old anti-slavery documents. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2018 New Hampshire is sending millions of scanned, unsearchable images of public voter data: names, addresses, party affiliations and whether someone has voted. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2017 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will send millions of scanned, unsearchable images of voter data to President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission under an agreement reached Monday to resolve a lawsuit challenging the information’s release. Holly Ramer, The Seattle Times, 7 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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 10 Dec. 2022.

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