Definition of unquenchable in English:



  • Not able to be quenched.

    ‘his enthusiasm was unquenchable’
    • ‘On his quest he meets a bizarre array of treasure hunters, profiteers and traffickers, all with an unquenchable thirst for the hoard that has eluded man for centuries.’
    • ‘Other NBC correspondents have told me stories about your seemingly unquenchable thirst for reporting.’
    • ‘But an unquenchable thirst for victory allied to sheer stubbornness has got this Celtic side where they are and they weren't for ending this game minus all three points.’
    • ‘It was the unquenchable thirst of Manchester's growing urban population that started the Thirlmere reservoir project in 1890.’
    • ‘Brown's purpose is to meet as far as prudently possible the public's apparently unquenchable thirst for ever more spending on the National Health Service.’
    • ‘Saltwater fish, poor things, have an unquenchable thirst, because they are constantly being dehydrated by the saltier sea all around them.’
    • ‘One of them is the professor from New Mexico, where apparently there is an unquenchable thirst for Victorian poetry.’
    • ‘Dipping into these with tortilla chips or crackers is the perfect way to produce unquenchable thirst in your guests.’
    • ‘But the world's unquenchable thirst suggests that these stocks won't be running dry anytime soon.’
    • ‘Sex without babies, unless of course you are a man with an unquenchable thirst for thirty-somethings - then there's usually no way out: nappies are back.’
    • ‘He was too tired right now to enter an argument - his strength and vitality sapped dry by the unquenchable thirst of battle.’
    • ‘He established his credentials as a top-class winger with the Wellington Hurricanes and is quick, powerful and with an unquenchable thirst for tries.’
    • ‘It was the public's unquenchable thirst for celebrity gossip, argues Ken, that led the paparazzi to hound her to her death.’
    • ‘I have since a young age been very curious, and my fathers initial push into me reading books was the drink to my unquenchable thirst for knowledge i still have today.’
    • ‘But to her, it was just an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.’
    • ‘When the action heats up, though, there's no mistaking that Shay Sweet burns with a seemingly unquenchable sexual thirst.’
    • ‘Whether it's a scandal in the Royal Family or a lord who's been up to no good, we seem to have an unquenchable thirst for the passionate exploits of the nobility.’
    • ‘Anthony McGrath, 173 not out in the first innings, resumed on 42 and his thirst for runs remained unquenchable.’
    • ‘Your thirst for knowledge is unquenchable; life for you is an endless quest to learn more.’
    • ‘The magazines had an unquenchable thirst for short stories.’
    uncontrolled, unconstrained, unrestricted, unchecked, unbridled, unlimited, unfettered, unshackled, untrammelled, uninhibited, unconfined, unimpeded, unhampered, unbounded, boundless, unsuppressed, undisciplined, uncontrollable, out of control, out of hand
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