un·​shock·​able ˌən-ˈshä-kə-bəl How to pronounce unshockable (audio)
: unable to be shocked
At a time when museumgoers are said to be unshockable, these are shows that can still have people doing double takes. Jed Perl

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Amsterdam is tolerant but not completely unshockable, liberal but not without limits. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unshockable was in 1928

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“Unshockable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshockable. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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