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 ability to do the unbelievable and minimize the unwatchable. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Utah State's Jordan Love isn't shying away from Patrick Mahomes comparisons," 22 Jan. 2020 Pinstripe Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Michigan State, ESPN, Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m. — A Michigan State offense that is often unwatchable and an injury-plagued Wake squad coming off a bad loss to Syracuse places this one far down the list. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, "College football bowl game watchability rankings: Prioritizing the 39 bowl matchups," 20 Dec. 2019 This was just plain ugly — an exercise in uneven, undesirable, unwatchable football. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions fans have the power to fix this mess: Boycott Thanksgiving," 25 Nov. 2019 The Detroit Lions have sunk to a new level of unwatchable ineptitude. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "In losing to Washington, Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia gives no reason to keep his job," 24 Nov. 2019 In the meantime, the tenants of Madison Square Garden have been unwatchable. New York Times, "A Billy Joel-Themed Look at the Knicks and the Nets," 8 Nov. 2019 Only Lamar Jackson kept each from being unwatchable. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Now what? 10 things from Bengals' loss to Jacksonville Jaguars.," 21 Oct. 2019 This is why presidential debates are becoming unwatchable. BostonGlobe.com, "Julián Castro on Friday defended his testy exchange with Joe Biden at Thursday night’s debate over health care that seemed to jab at the former vice president’s age, saying he would not do anything differently.," 14 Sep. 2019 For those who missed the debate or who, like Buttigieg, simply thought it unwatchable, here are the seven key moments to know about. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "7 Key Moments From the Third 2020 Democratic Debate," 13 Sep. 2019

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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 11 Aug. 2020.

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