un·​sup·​port·​able ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl How to pronounce unsupportable (audio)
: unable to be supported
an unsupportable burden
an unsupportable claim

Examples of unsupportable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The complex math behind screening befuddled the researchers’ attempts to assess whether screening helped people live longer, leading to unsupportable conclusions. Peter B. Bach, STAT, 7 Sep. 2023 Due to their leadership, the company had a terrible, unsupportable business plan and compounded those issues by hiring an unsustainable workforce of 700 people. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 24 May 2023 The judiciary is not going to rescue parents from the Left’s abuse of scholastic instruction through means that ought to be anathema to constitutional conservatives regardless: a federal judicial diktat based on an unsupportable reading of free-speech principles. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 25 Oct. 2021 Indeed, her chapter on the subject is riddled with unsupportable claims backed by dubious studies. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2013 And because supplements aren't overseen by the FDA, the companies that make these supplements can get away with claiming the unsupportable. Men's Health, 8 Nov. 2022 For a mission then expected to only last 5 years, that was unsupportable in the view of some committee members. Bydaniel Clery, science.org, 2 Nov. 2022 But remember - those recent, ultra-low mortgage rates were unsupportable in even a 2% inflationary environment, much less in the current one. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 Just be utterly unmoved by their (or anyone’s) unsupportable opinions, and keep doing your thing. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsupportable was in 1586

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“Unsupportable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupportable. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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