Definition of uninhabitable in English:

uninhabitable

adjective

  • (of a place) unsuitable for living in.

    • ‘I spent the last two days though cleaning my previously uninhabitable room.’
    • ‘From here, a telescope would show Earth as an uninhabited and uninhabitable world of water, with a few islands here and there.’
    • ‘Finally she came to the wild uninhabitable places.’
    • ‘The poet seems to be experiencing a kind of existential crisis in a hostile, opaque, impenetrable and uninhabitable world.’
    • ‘So I'm on my own in the cottage, in the freezing cold (no central heating and windows open all day) and with the main living area uninhabitable.’
    • ‘Bangladesh becomes nearly uninhabitable because of a rising sea level, which contaminates the inland water supplies.’
    • ‘Of these, about one-third are beautiful but virtually uninhabitable except by a few sheep-farmers, hoteliers and gamekeepers.’
    • ‘But, even more pragmatically speaking, it just makes this area absolutely uninhabitable.’
    • ‘New Orleans, for now, is uninhabitable, but the outlook is also bleak.’
    • ‘The borough building inspector declared the home uninhabitable.’
    • ‘They are ‘just a fish’ in the same sense that Earth is just a finite ship sailing a sea of uninhabitable space.’
    • ‘The walls of several brick buildings in downtown Seattle collapsed, but as of Friday only 21 houses in the entire city had been declared uninhabitable.’
    • ‘Maybe such a universe is uninhabitable, unsustainable to human perception.’
    • ‘The Maldives only had a population of 280,000, and they were badly hit, with some parts rendered permanently uninhabitable.’
    • ‘After finding lost cities and travelling across uninhabitable parts of the globe, intrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is coming to give a speech in Bolton.’
    • ‘A leak of about 250,000 gallons of oil have made homes uninhabitable and leached into the ground below as well.’
    • ‘This country is basically uninhabitable and extremely inhospitable with the exception of the coastline.’
    • ‘If any homes are judged to have been left completely uninhabitable by the floods insurers are likely to face further claims for the cost of temporary accommodation.’
    • ‘She said in court papers that she had been constructively evicted because water leaks and mould contamination made the apartment uninhabitable.’
    • ‘The long-term impact could be to make Earth uninhabitable to humans.’
    uninviting, unwelcoming
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Pronunciation:

uninhabitable

/ˌənənˈhabədəb(ə)l/