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 An insistent and defiant and proudly unteachable stupidity locks it all into place. David Roth, The New Republic, "Trump Finds His Own Dumb Endless War," 16 Apr. 2020 At times this summer, Williams has flashed his unteachable quickness coming off the edge. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Still facing uncertainty at pass rush, Ravens hope scheme, emerging talent will turn up the pressure," 27 Aug. 2019 Some players have an unteachable, invaluable aptitude for reading the game. SI.com, "James Maddison: An Absolute Baller Destined for the Top," 19 Aug. 2019 The unteachable quality of star power goes a long way, as country star Dierks Bentley proved yet again at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Dierks Bentley’s charisma captivates Tuscaloosa yet again," 12 Aug. 2019 Learning unteachable virtues, such as patience, that aren’t really a choice but rather the price of admission for this level of proximity to wild animals. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 The difference is that the former can be learned or imposed, whereas the inventions of style are personal, spontaneous, inimitable, and unteachable. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia” and the Question of the Substance of Style," 26 May 2017

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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 8 Aug. 2020.

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