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

Examples of unwatchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The problem is, a ten-minute sketch consisting of eight drag queens simultaneously attempting to be the star quickly becomes an overstimulating, unwatchable mess. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, 22 July 2021 Who is the single most unwatchable champion in #Jeopardy history? Andy Meek, BGR, 28 July 2021 Suns fans watched their team not just miss the post-season the previous 10 years, but become unwatchable for many seasons. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2021 But Minchin and Alcock are an electric duo, their bristling anti-chemistry transmuting their characters’ respective funks from mostly unwatchable to genuinely compelling. Alexis Gunderson, Vulture, 1 July 2021 Just don't expect Detroit to address its unwatchable offense, at least according to one prediction. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2021 It was panned as overindulgent, terrible, unwatchable. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 29 Apr. 2021 Seeing a darker-skinned woman, one with the same complexion as me, subjected to such torture bordered on unwatchable. Eni Subair, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 Day, mesmerizing in her first leading role (though the movie is almost unwatchable). Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unwatchable

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwatchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwatchable. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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