un·​solv·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsäl-və-bəl How to pronounce unsolvable (audio) , -ˈsȯl- \

Definition of unsolvable

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

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Other Words from unsolvable

unsolvably \ ˌən-​ˈsäl-​və-​blē How to pronounce unsolvable (audio) , -​ˈsȯl-​ \ adverb
an unsolvably difficult problem

Examples of unsolvable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, issues like immigration and guns feel unsolvable. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2021 Luxury wellness seekers are looking to align their chakras and mitigate seemingly unsolvable problems. Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2021 Again this is likely an unsolvable problem without some real-time quick test. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 21 June 2021 This was not glittering symbolism, but rather a steely-eyed description of the administration’s border policy, one that sits in the middle of the seemingly unsolvable issue of migration, which is now part of Harris’s portfolio of problems to solve. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 An example of a belief originating from the amygdala is my client’s belief that his problem was unsolvable. Roberta Moore, Forbes, 11 May 2021 The effort might provoke unsolvable debates, maybe lawsuits. New York Times, 12 May 2021 There isn’t a company today that isn’t seeking solutions to unsolvable problems or new ways to gain efficiency. Tom Walker, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Amanda Ripley does not like to think of any conflict as unsolvable. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of unsolvable

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsolvable was circa 1775

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“Unsolvable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsolvable. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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