unteachable

adjective
un·​teach·​able | \ ˌən-ˈtē-chə-bəl How to pronounce unteachable (audio) \

Definition of unteachable

: unable to be taught : not teachable unteachable lessons There are no unteachable children.

Examples of unteachable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let it not be said these young Spurs are unteachable. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2021 Fueled by swagger and unteachable instincts, Griffey grabbed the attention of young people during his 22-year career from 1989-2010. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2021 Fueled by swagger and unteachable instincts, Griffey grabbed the attention of young people during his 22-year career from 1989-2010. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2021 Fueled by swagger and unteachable instincts, Griffey grabbed the attention of young people during his 22-year career from 1989-2010. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2021 Fueled by swagger and unteachable instincts, Griffey grabbed the attention of young people during his 22-year career from 1989-2010. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2021 Fueled by swagger and unteachable instincts, Griffey grabbed the attention of young people during his 22-year career from 1989-2010. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2021 Speed is an obvious one, an unteachable (but improvable) skill that athletes either have or don’t. oregonlive, 20 Feb. 2021 Fueled by swagger and unteachable instincts, Griffey grabbed the attention of young people during his 22-year career from 1989-2010. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of unteachable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unteachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unteachable. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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