un·​stop·​pa·​ble | \ˌən-ˈstä-pə-bəl \

Definition of unstoppable 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from unstoppable

unstoppably \ ˌən-​ˈstä-​pə-​blē \ 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

Recent Examples on the Web

The power and influence of the media driving matters towards an engagement and wedding were unstoppable. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Charles "Desperately" Wanted to Call Off His Wedding to Princess Diana, According to a New Biography," 27 Oct. 2018 Regardless, the forces of hybridization, like globalization, are likely unstoppable. Shanna Baker, Smithsonian, "The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro’s Crocodiles," 21 June 2018 In this bizarro world where black people are supervillains and white eyes can see guns that do not exist, these heroes are virtually unstoppable. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Whiteness Is a Superpower," 15 June 2018 Golden State executed its offense to perfection with a combination of outside shooting and off-ball movement that was downright unstoppable at times. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "'Inexcusable' 2nd quarter dooms Pelicans in Game 1 loss to Warriors," 29 Apr. 2018 Dom Dwyer scored a goal earlier in the match and has been practically unstoppable inside the 18-yard box since returning from a quad strain. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City winger Justin Meram not worried despite scoring drought," 24 Apr. 2018 Iverson also was the quickest player of his era with a crossover dribble that was so unstoppable that the rules defining the violation were changed to diminish its lethality. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers: It's hard to be Isaiah Thomas again -- Bill Livingston (photos)," 29 Jan. 2018 Michigan’s spirit is unstoppable, and so is our comeback. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit misses the cut for Amazon's second headquarters," 18 Jan. 2018 Mass shootings are not unstoppable, and there are people trying to stop them. Tom Junod, Esquire, "Why Mass Shootings Keep Happening," 2 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unstoppable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unstoppable

1836, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unstoppable

Share unstoppable

Dictionary Entries near unstoppable








Statistics for unstoppable

Last Updated

15 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for unstoppable

The first known use of unstoppable was in 1836

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for unstoppable



English Language Learners Definition of unstoppable

: not able to be stopped

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on unstoppable

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for unstoppable

Spanish Central: Translation of unstoppable

Nglish: Translation of unstoppable for Spanish Speakers

Comments on unstoppable

What made you want to look up unstoppable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


noxious or harmful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!