unsinkable

adjective
un·​sink·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsiŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce unsinkable (audio) \

Definition of unsinkable

: 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 unsinkable— Jane Manners

Examples of unsinkable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amos said the new boat spans 28 feet and is believed to be unsinkable. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Lake Forest Fire Department granted new rescue boat," 8 Sep. 2020 The foam molds keep them light and virtually unsinkable. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "The Best New Waterfowl Gear at SHOT Show 2020," 21 Jan. 2020 This unsinkable city, just two hours away from Dublin by train, makes for a fascinating day trip. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Booming Belfast: See how Northern Irish capital went from Titanic to Troubles to 'Thrones'," 16 Jan. 2020 Don’t miss Alex Seitz-Wald’s look at whether Joe Biden is really unsinkable. NBC News, "Iran pushes impeachment and the 2020 race off center stage — for now," 6 Jan. 2020 Give The Atlantic The five hours or so that preceded it, though, had mostly the opposite effect, where any scenes without Rachel Brosnahan’s unsinkable comic Midge Maisel—and even a few with her—were either inert or insufferable. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 7 Dec. 2019 Harland and Wolff, the company that designed a little, nigh-unsinkable ship called the Olympic. Cara Michelle Smith Evan Allgood, The New Yorker, "The Best Business Advice You’ll Ever Get," 23 Nov. 2019 But at the University of Rochester, scientists have defied the gods and created a clever, simple device that seems to indeed be unsinkable, at least in the lab. Wired, "Metal Wants to Float, Once It’s Etched With a Fricking Laser," 22 Nov. 2019 And now, China has what the navy sometimes refers to as a few unsinkable aircraft carriers in the South China Sea. CBS News, "Transcript: Jim Sciutto talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unsinkable

1663, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsinkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsinkable. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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