un·​stop·​pa·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈstä-pə-bəl How to pronounce unstoppable (audio) \

Definition of unstoppable

: incapable of being stopped an unstoppable army an unstoppable rise to power

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unstoppably \ ˌən-​ˈstä-​pə-​blē How to pronounce unstoppably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unstoppable in a Sentence

At this point in the campaign, he appears to be unstoppable. at this point she's so far ahead in the polls that she's unstoppable

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So who wins when the unstoppable force from Spokane meets the immovable object from Lubbock in the Elite Eight on Saturday? Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Everybody wins in an Elite Eight matchup between Gonzaga’s nation-leading offense and Texas Tech’s historically strong defense," 30 Mar. 2019 Those embattled senators must choose between alienating their constituents, or trying to halt a conservative nominee who may ultimately prove unstoppable anyway because of the GOP's slim Senate majority. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Pelosi vows to 'avenge President Obama' in Supreme Court fight," 9 July 2018 The star players went from unstoppable to occasionally stoppable, and the valuable role players who were essential to their success went missing. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The Houston Rockets Have a Warriors Hangover," 12 Dec. 2018 Because of this, Poseidon—at least according to the Russians— is unstoppable. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Truth Behind Russia’s 'Apocalypse Torpedo'," 18 Jan. 2019 Star Wars and Harry Potter are seemingly unstoppable forces of pop culture. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the franchise’s Attack of the Clones when it should be The Last Jedi," 27 Nov. 2018 Mexico seemed unstoppable after opening the tournament with wins over reigning champion Germany and a hard-working South Korean team. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Neymar tumbles and Mexico falls yet again in World Cup knockout round," 2 July 2018 For the first time in a major international football tournament, the Dutch seemed unstoppable. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 4 Days to Go - When Oranje Ditched Total Football in 2010 to Near-Perfection," 10 June 2018 The onslaught of molten lava bombs seemed unstoppable, and Clinton's task seemed far too dangerous. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "More evacuations ordered in Hawaii as volcano activity intensifies," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of unstoppable

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstoppable was in 1836

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English Language Learners Definition of unstoppable

: not able to be stopped

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