Definition of unattainable in English:

unattainable

adjective

  • Not able to be reached or achieved.

    ‘an unattainable goal’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the run on Roast Chicken rendered it unattainable within a very short time.’
    • ‘When we were 12 or 15 it was an unattainable goal of how you wished your life to be.’
    • ‘The mixture of resentment, nostalgia and love for an unattainable home underpins the documentary.’
    • ‘These shows always stress the unattainable as a goal, whether it's a rich man, or a beautiful woman.’
    • ‘But at the moment what she wants most is looking more unattainable.’
    • ‘Here in Drottningholm, it doesn't seem such an unattainable ideal.’
    • ‘Whether or not he achieves what many believe to be an unattainable goal is, in many ways, irrelevant.’
    • ‘It is not unattainable, it is within the reach and grasp of all who strive and aspire to have it.’
    • ‘So far, cooperative parenting remains an unattainable goal for this couple.’
    • ‘Acknowledging that there were limits to human knowledge, he had declared it unattainable.’
    • ‘The youngest is Pfeni, a travel writer who never stays in one place for long, and has a penchant for unattainable men.’
    • ‘Why is a traditional middle class lifestyle increasingly unattainable?’
    • ‘It is true, of course, that perfect objectivity in news reporting is unattainable.’
    • ‘Dreaming is something that occurs while we are asleep, and it is usually something unattainable that we dream about.’
    • ‘For one thing, Kurt's pretty much only presented as a sort of unattainable ideal.’
    • ‘It certainly seems unattainable, but one cannot discount its possibility.’
    • ‘Their affection blossoms into love which is unfortunately unattainable.’
    • ‘For the time being McConnell says that is probably unattainable.’
    • ‘The building then creates a climbable section to reach a tag section previously unattainable.’
    • ‘The problem is that for most men, as for most women, that ideal is unattainable.’
    unreachable, unachievable, unobtainable, impossible, unwinnable
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Pronunciation:

unattainable

/ˌənəˈtānəb(ə)l/