in·​ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ˌi-nik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) , (ˌ)i-ˌnak- \

Definition of inaccessible

: not accessible an inaccessible area an inaccessible goal

Other Words from inaccessible

inaccessibility \ ˌi-​nik-​ˌse-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) , (ˌ)i-​ˌnak-​ \ noun
inaccessibly \ ˌi-​nik-​ˈse-​sə-​blē How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) , (ˌ)i-​ˌnak-​ \ adverb

Examples of inaccessible in a Sentence

The area is inaccessible by road. His prose is inaccessible to many readers.
Recent Examples on the Web Olga Katasonova, 53, still walks her dog to the seafront every morning, eyeing from a distance the beach that is now inaccessible. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2022 As Earth’s core is inaccessible, Psyche might serve as the means to unlock the secrets of our own planet’s mysterious center. Marcia Bartusiak, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 Many of the roadways in the county are inaccessible, Combs added. Adrienne Vogt, CNN, 28 July 2022 Yet, Janelle Fritts, a policy analyst with the Tax Foundation’s Center for State Tax Policy, warned that tax-free holidays may be inaccessible and a signal for broader change. The Courier-Journal, 25 July 2022 The garage will remain open throughout construction, though there may be times some spaces along the north side are inaccessible, Klaas said. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 18 July 2022 Formal savings accounts are often inaccessible and credit is not widely available, reaching only 6% of the rural population in Mali and Senegal. Myagro, Forbes, 11 July 2022 The more unlike us the other organism or species is, the more inaccessible its internal experience is. Rob Toews, Forbes, 24 July 2022 The game of baseball didn’t change that much—but the way many other fans started talking about it, or the way the media covered it, felt inaccessible. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 22 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inaccessible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inaccessible

Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin inaccessibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin accessibilis accessible

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9 Aug 2022

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“Inaccessible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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in·​ac·​ces·​si·​ble | \ ˌi-nik-ˈse-sə-bəl How to pronounce inaccessible (audio) \

Kids Definition of inaccessible

: hard or impossible to reach or get hold of an inaccessible island

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