un·​watch·​able ˌən-ˈwä-chə-bəl How to pronounce unwatchable (audio)
: not suitable or fit for watching : tending to discourage watching
unwatchable TV shows

Examples of unwatchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week’s Saturday Night Live kicked things off with a damn near unwatchable parody of CBS’ NFL broadcast before Dakota Johnson took the stage looking absolutely incredible, dressed in a number that recalled Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s black jumpsuit in Fleabag. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 28 Jan. 2024 Hoke eventually produced a boring, unwatchable product to show in a new theater. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2023 By no means does that ranking make the film bad or not good or unwatchable. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 20 July 2023 The Wolverines were on the bubble for an NCAA Tournament bid before Thursday’s game, and those hopes obviously evaporated with an unwatchable second half. Shakeia Taylor, Chicago Tribune, 9 Mar. 2023 This central conflict yielded an unwatchable film (The Leisure Class) but a compelling and frustrating season of nonfiction TV that presaged Hollywood’s biggest controversies of the last decade, from Time’s Up to #OscarsSoWhite. Time, 13 July 2023 The man is the definition of a dweeb and made an already insufferable season completely unwatchable. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 13 Mar. 2023 This ’70s-era genre may be fondly remembered by directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, but these cheap flicks often inhabited a spot on the cinematic spectrum between god-awful and unwatchable. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 And yet, his film is so psychologically searing it borders on the unwatchable. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 22 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unwatchable was in 1886

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“Unwatchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwatchable. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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