unsustainable

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adjective un·sus·tain·able \ ˌən-sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl \

Definition of unsustainable

:not capable of being prolonged or continued :not sustainable
  • unsustainable agricultural practices
  • unsustainable growth

unsustainability

play \ˌən-sə-ˌstā-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

unsustainably

play \ˌən-sə-ˈstā-nə-blē\ adverb
    • an unsustainably high rate of growth

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First Known Use of unsustainable

circa 1677


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