un·​quench·​able | \ ˌən-ˈkwen-chə-bəl How to pronounce unquenchable (audio) \

Definition of unquenchable

: unable to be quenched an unquenchable flame especially : not capable of being satisfied, quelled, or discouraged an unquenchable thirst/desire unquenchable optimism

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unquenchably \ ˌən-​ˈkwen-​chə-​blē How to pronounce unquenchable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unquenchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For better or worse Eddie remains an antic nebbish, while Venom huffs and puffs with unquenchable indignation at the sorry state of the human world. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 On the sharp side, there’s the unquenchable quest to grow every single plant native to the planet. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 3 Sep. 2021 One is his unquenchable passion to create better public access to Lake Erie. Steven Litt, cleveland, 21 June 2021 The baddest of the bad guys, a dirty ex-cop named Boothe, is played by the unquenchable Cliff Curtis with a Marlon Brando accent. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2021 Defined by their inability to read the room and their unquenchable thirst for attention, the two teens find themselves in direct competition with Zoya and Julien on the eve of the Halloween contest. refinery29.com, 11 Aug. 2021 Thanks to the unquenchable market for oil and gas, Houston has rarely been short of benefactors eager to turn petrodollars into cultural treasures. Michael Agresta, Travel + Leisure, 4 July 2021 His interest in the visible world was unquenchable. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 21 June 2021 Venture capitalists are widely known for their power-grabbing greediness and unquenchable thirst for money. Bérénice Magistretti, Forbes, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of unquenchable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unquenchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquenchable. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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