un·​search·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsər-chə-bəl How to pronounce unsearchable (audio) \

Definition of unsearchable

: not capable of being searched or explored : inscrutable

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unsearchably \ ˌən-​ˈsər-​chə-​blē How to pronounce unsearchably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unsearchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Google wins case as court rules “right to be forgotten” is EU-only," 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, "Rick Owens Loves Larry LeGaspi—And You Should Too," 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, "Today’s volunteers ensure yesterday’s slavery is remembered," 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, "Democrat to stay on Trump voter panel despite calls to leave," 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, "New Hampshire to send unsearchable voter data to Trump panel," 7 Aug. 2017 Secret Facebook groups remain unsearchable, and members can only be added or invited by another member. Ana Homayoun, New York Times, "The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of unsearchable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsearchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsearchable. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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