un·​sink·​able ˌən-ˈsiŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce unsinkable (audio)
: incapable of being sunk
an unsinkable ship
… the right image, the right friends, and writerly flair can make a famous journalist's career all but unsinkableJane Manners

Examples of unsinkable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So should the great majority of this country’s voters. — Harris Factor, Columbia Post-debate rationalizing The Democratic Party has struck an iceberg, and the captain is intent on telling everyone that his ship is unsinkable. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 4 July 2024 Hard Science Wandering icebergs could trigger tsunamis Icebergs aren’t just a threat to unsinkable ships. Big Think, 24 June 2024 China has spent 20 years building a chain of artificial islands throughout the South China Sea that can effectively serve as a defensive line of unsinkable aircraft carriers. Elliot Ackerman, Foreign Affairs, 24 Aug. 2021 Related article Nasdaq and S&P 500 soar to record highs as markets appear unsinkable Monday’s rally follows a surge in US stocks late last week. Laura He, CNN, 4 Mar. 2024 The idea that the Titanic was an unsinkable ship was particularly stupid. Itxu Díaz, National Review, 31 Dec. 2023 But this authoritative, ten-part documentary series — which begins its account as a sanitized, Tony-award-winning Broadway musical is again demonstrating Jackson’s unsinkable allure — earns its place alongside the most incisive deconstructions of the most famous pop star who ever lived. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2023 The Titanic, billed as an unsinkable ship, sank in the Atlantic on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the night. Justine McDaniel, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 The past year has brought a reckoning for the once unsinkable industry. Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 12 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsinkable was in 1663

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“Unsinkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsinkable. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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