un·​watch·​able | \ ˌən-ˈwä-chə-bəl How to pronounce unwatchable (audio) , -ˈwȯ-\

Definition of unwatchable

: not suitable or fit for watching : tending to discourage watching unwatchable TV shows

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And the last four years have been almost unwatchable, in the absence of almost any realistic pressure or expectations for success. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "49ers find themselves in an unfamiliar position this season," 25 July 2019 But when all those shots are strung together, the result is so stupefying as to be almost unwatchable. N.b., The Economist, "“Too Old To Die Young” and the problem of the unsupervised auteur," 20 June 2019 This uplifting philosophy is also what makes a series that might easily be unwatchable not merely watchable but mesmerizing. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "How “When They See Us” and “Chernobyl” Make Us Look," 17 June 2019 The Mickey Callaway-led and Ray Ramirez-free New York Mets: **** Two seasons after reaching the World Series, the Mets were unwatchable in 2017. Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com, "Yes, The Mets Actually Can Be Contenders in 2018 ... If They Finally Decide To Spend on Depth," 5 Feb. 2018 Which really sums up the problem with the show: All the elements that combined to make for a fascinating, if flawed, first season have in their second iteration dragged viewers into an incoherent, nearly unwatchable mess. Megan Mcardle, chicagotribune.com, "'Westworld' has all the ingredients for great television except the one that matters," 11 June 2018 The unwatchable list No matter what your frame of mind, these are ineptly written, poorly directed, badly acted movies. Ed Symkus, BostonGlobe.com, "Pot’s legal in Massachusetts, so celebrate with some stoner flicks.," 28 June 2018 After nearly a decade as one of the league’s must-see teams, being nigh unwatchable is new and unwelcome territory. Brian Straus, SI.com, "MLS Tiers, Week 5: There's Zlatan and Then There's Everyone Else," 3 Apr. 2018 Disney has the resources to ensure no Star Wars film is truly terrible, and Solo is far from unwatchable. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is Good, But It Could've Been Great," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of unwatchable

1886, in the meaning defined above

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