Definition of unrepeatable in English:



  • 1Not able to be done or made again.

    ‘an extraordinary and unrepeatable event’
    • ‘Conversely our tragedy is that we can never know fully the other: we can never put ourselves in her place, experience her experiences, understand her in her concrete particularity, in those unique, unrepeatable situations.’
    • ‘We present, as an unrepeatable Christmas offer, a selection of rare limited-edition adult action figures celebrating the past year.’
    • ‘Only here, in the unity of a process, do they blend into a unique, unrepeatable moment of one's own and of another's life.’
    • ‘With his girlfriend, Sheryl Crow, the rock star, alongside him and with this unique, probably unrepeatable sporting achievement under his belt, he is now A-list as never before.’
    • ‘But more importantly it also redefines what is happening as something beyond the confines of a ‘miracle’ - a singular and unrepeatable event.’
    • ‘The site offers a unique, probably unrepeatable opportunity and it's so close to the town centre as well.’
    • ‘Rather than treating 1929 as a unique, unrepeatable episode of madness in the markets, we now more readily accept that bubbles and bubble mania are inherent in markets, driven as they are by those great emotional motors of greed and fear.’
    • ‘Past events are unobservable and unrepeatable, so trying to reconstruct vanished history is (for the evolutionist, at least), rather like investigating a crime for which there are no witnesses.’
    • ‘Exhausted, and at a moment of massive emotional import, unique and unrepeatable, Martin Johnson gets a microphone shoved in his face and is asked for his reaction.’
    • ‘Overall, Caesar's Park suggests that, while American Movie was an unrepeatable one-off, the Sarah Price / Chris Smith partnership has a bright future ahead of it in producing entertaining documentaries.’
    • ‘Treat this rare event for what it is… something unique, unrepeatable and potentially unforgettable.’
    • ‘The following year, Sydney Box was appointed head of Gainsborough Pictures, on the assumption that he would work similar magic on the ailing studio - but The Seventh Veil turned out to be an unrepeatable one-off.’
    • ‘Furthermore, evolution is a theory that deals with ancient and unrepeatable events.’
    • ‘Nor should this occasion surprise, for such a spontaneous, intimate encounter as that proposed above could not but remain unique and unrepeatable.’
    • ‘Dobzhansky set forth that the individual is not the embodiment of some ideal type or norm, but rather a unique and unrepeatable realization in the field of quasi-infinite possible genetic combinations.’
    • ‘We cannot by scientific investigation prove the order of events of past, unrepeatable, supernatural events.’
    • ‘However, origins science deals with the origin of things in the past - unique, unrepeatable, unobservable events.’
    • ‘For Croce, all phenomena were unique and unrepeatable.’
    • ‘Advanced Warfighting Experiments are limited in their ability to predict real-world outcomes, since experimental data generally comes from single or few unrepeatable events.’
    • ‘She was also quoted some years ago and, surprise surprise, their commercial division was experiencing the very same problems and had been able to quote her an unrepeatable price.’
    distinctive, individual, special, especial, idiosyncratic, quirky, eccentric, isolated
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  • 2Too offensive or shocking to be said again.

    ‘he muttered something unrepeatable under his breath’
    • ‘Dr Robinson said: ‘Sir David told us a lot of hilarious stories about how the programme was produced, many of which are unrepeatable.’’
    • ‘We had a great time. I can't quite tell you everything that went on though - not so much that it was unrepeatable but rather more to do with the fact that by 2am I was rather too drunk to remember it all!’
    • ‘But when we spoke to her earlier for her reaction, we got a lot of unrepeatable words, and a very large smile down the phone.’
    • ‘The manager on duty was asked to fire me on two separate occasions for refusing people use of the toilets and I also got called any number of names - some of which are unrepeatable.’
    • ‘Billy Kirkwood's first words in his post-match press conference were unrepeatable, if understandable.’
    • ‘Most of what they say about Scott is unrepeatable, but a common thread is that she couldn't have achieved what she has without compromising her morals.’
    • ‘What Chambers thought of that decision is probably unrepeatable.’
    • ‘He glared at Robyn's back and muttered something unrepeatable under his breath.’
    • ‘I was probably open to as much abuse as anyone from Rangers fans - some of it pretty personal and unrepeatable - but I had to learn to cope with it mentally.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly Equitable is the butt of a number of witticisms doing the rounds of financial circles, most of them unrepeatable in a family newspaper.’
    • ‘‘Some of the things they were coming out with are unrepeatable in a family newspaper, suffice to say I was shocked,’ she said.’
    • ‘A few words flashed into her head, most uncomplimentary, some unrepeatable.’
    • ‘Regrettably, much of it is unrepeatable in the pages of this newspaper due to the sheer nastiness but, thankfully, there was also a degree of humour attached to one or two outpourings.’
    • ‘He ran over uttering an unrepeatable expletive on the way as he recognised my predicament, which by this time was serious.’
    • ‘He took offence and called me something unrepeatable.’
    • ‘I waited in silence, browsing through my CDs, deciding which one to play, when my meditations were disturbed by an ungodly sound, and the emission of an unrepeatable word from Jo.’
    • ‘Of course, the feminist in me rolls her eyes and mutters some unrepeatable comments about the stupidity of men during this and other scenarios that can only be classed as pure male idiocy.’
    • ‘As always Liam strutted about the stage as only he can and even shouted some unrepeatable expletives at ShowBiz Ireland photographers who got too near the stage…’