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

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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 For now, the prime minister seems unsinkable (wooden objects tend to be). The Economist, "A new Brexit plan creates fresh depths of chaos," 12 July 2018 Aided by a prosthetic foot, an infectious smile and unsinkable resolve, Brown is making the most of his second chance at life. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake Brantley tailback Amani Brown thrives despite losing right foot as a child," 15 June 2018 The latest broken record: Black Panther has passed the once-unsinkable Titanic. Emma Stefansky, HWD, "Black Panther Passes Titanic’s Box Office Record," 8 Apr. 2018 The Showtime network wants Garcia back on the tube, after his right hand came out of the underbrush in Round 9 and knocked out the generally unsinkable Brandon Rios Saturday night at Mandalay Bay. Mark Whicker, Philly.com, "North Philadelphia's Danny Garcia's win over Rios puts him in demand again," 18 Feb. 2018 Carlton and a team of fellow scientists realized the Pacific Northwest faced a flood – not of water but borne by it, of unsinkable junk caked with marine life. Ben Guarino, Alaska Dispatch News, "Plastic junk brought invasive species to U.S. after Japan’s 2011 tsunami," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unsinkable

1663, in the meaning defined above

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