un·​solv·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsäl-və-bəl , -ˈsȯl-\

Definition of unsolvable

: not able to be explained, answered for, or solved : not solvable unsolvable disputes an unsolvable mystery

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unsolvably \ ˌən-​ˈsäl-​və-​blē , -​ˈsȯl-​ \ adverb
an unsolvably difficult problem

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For the Mariners, just making the playoffs has been an unsolvable riddle. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Robinson Cano’s Suspension Wounds the Mariners, and His Hall of Fame Chances," 16 May 2018 Skill alone fully insulates no one, but skill plays a role in the nebulous, unsolvable equations of risk. Kelly Cordes, Outside Online, "Even Tommy Caldwell Questioned the Nose Speed Record," 13 June 2018 And Trump may find, like other American presidents before him, that the crisis on the Korean peninsula is as unsolvable as ever. Jamie Tarabay, CNN, "How Trump and Kim made it to 'hello'," 9 June 2018 That way, a problem that seems unsolvable in one language can become more approachable in the other. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "“Grand Unified Theory of Math” Nets Abel Prize," 20 Mar. 2018 And sometimes, an unsolvable mystery is part of the fun! Christine Elgersma, CNN, "How to encourage your children's passion for learning," 15 Mar. 2018 Whether the two events are matters of correlation or coincidence will remain one of those unsolvable country-music mysteries. Chris Varias, Cincinnati.com, "That time Chris Young gave Loretta Lynn roses," 16 Jan. 2018 The unsolvable problem is determining a standard for judging political bias. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Of Judges and Gerrymanders," 2 Oct. 2017 Remember: the most unsolvable defense in the NBA is a high-wire act built on Green’s situational awareness. Ben Golliver And Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Top 100 NBA Players of 2018: Nos. 10-1," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unsolvable

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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