un·​sup·​port·​able | \ ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl How to pronounce unsupportable (audio) \

Definition of unsupportable

: unable to be supported an unsupportable burden an unsupportable claim

Examples of unsupportable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Huge price declines from exciting, but unsupportable highs. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Eventually the costs to make repairs becomes unsupportable. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 That’s an unsupportable situation that must change. Paul J. Noble, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 The states argued that the zeroing out of the tax penalty actually imposed costs on them, but the court said those claims were illogical and unsupportable. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, 17 June 2021 The court rejected an emergency request by landlords and real-estate companies to clear the way for evictions after a federal judge in Washington ruled last month that the moratorium was legally unsupportable. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, 29 June 2021 His claim was that when Congress eliminated the penalty for the individual mandate, the law became legally unsupportable. James Moore, CNN, 23 June 2021 But the bill’s drafters are transparently exploiting the association with a historic bill fighting racial discrimination in order to smuggle in false equivalences and unsupportable claims. The Editors, National Review, 25 Feb. 2021 Rather than viewing childcare as an unsupportable tax burden, investing in high-quality childcare should be seen as an essential public policy and a necessary part of stimulating our struggling economy. CNN, 22 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of unsupportable

1586, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsupportable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsupportable. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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