Definition of unrealizable in English:


(also unrealisable)


  • Not able to be achieved or made to happen.

    ‘the summit might generate unrealizable public expectations’
    • ‘‘Our plans are not vast or unrealisable,’ he says.’
    • ‘The situation becomes worse when the representatives of a particular social interest - perhaps because of the very unrealistic and unrealizable nature of its demands - are shut out of the political process.’
    • ‘And it is well-known that the distance between fear and violence is short when people feel uneasy and their hopes seem unrealizable.’
    • ‘‘I don't think it's unrealizable,’ said Siksay.’
    • ‘Included in the measure are provisions that were opposed by the UN weapons inspectors themselves as not only unnecessarily provocative, but unrealizable.’
    • ‘From the standpoint of punk, this had always been a class war fought on behalf of an anarchist's notion of freedom and an eternally unrealizable moment of self-determination.’
    • ‘The fact that rigidity in the monetary unit's purchasing power is unthinkable and unrealizable does not impair the methods of economic calculation.’
    • ‘Finding unrealizable the ambition to know everything, he had concluded that human beings could know nothing.’
    • ‘It was thought so unrealisable that no less a figure than Charles Lindbergh described it as ‘the Everest of aviation’.’
    • ‘The government's commitment to higher education for its own sake creates unrealisable expectations for the students involved, and a false sense that we live in an egalitarian society.’
    • ‘Genuine democracy, i.e., liberty and equality, is unrealisable unless this aim is achieved.’
    • ‘Lifetime employment or anything like it is just an unrealizable goal at this point.’
    • ‘The unrealisable utopian welfare project resulted in nothing less than a collapse of all the values that had made the British so admirable, as he catalogues in this devastating litany.’
    • ‘It's not another unrealizable Utopia or a new universal doctrine.’
    • ‘According to her, safe spaces are an unrealisable, archaic concept.’
    • ‘And, finally, he must recognize that the goals of equality of income and equality of opportunity are conceptually unrealizable and are therefore absurd.’
    • ‘This development might sound like an unrealisable dream at this stage - but then so was The Lowry a few years ago.’
    • ‘Renée's dreams of returning to Australia were financially unrealisable; indeed, the nuns at Mortefontaine dismissed her when the boarding fees fell into arrears.’
    • ‘It is either an unrealisable wish-list that will prompt howls of derision, or a stark reminder of the size of the job facing us.’
    • ‘Colonized or occupied countries become prey to the philosophical imaginings and unrealizable political wish-lists of the home countries.’
    impossible, beyond the bounds of possibility, impracticable, unattainable, unachievable, not feasible, not worth considering, unworkable, unobtainable, inconceivable, unthinkable, unimaginable, unrealizable, unsuitable
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