Definition of unquenchable in US English:



  • Not able to be quenched.

    ‘his enthusiasm was unquenchable’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dipping into these with tortilla chips or crackers is the perfect way to produce unquenchable thirst in your guests.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When the action heats up, though, there's no mistaking that Shay Sweet burns with a seemingly unquenchable sexual thirst.’
    • ‘But to her, it was just an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.’
    • ‘Saltwater fish, poor things, have an unquenchable thirst, because they are constantly being dehydrated by the saltier sea all around them.’
    • ‘He was too tired right now to enter an argument - his strength and vitality sapped dry by the unquenchable thirst of battle.’
    • ‘Your thirst for knowledge is unquenchable; life for you is an endless quest to learn more.’
    • ‘It was the unquenchable thirst of Manchester's growing urban population that started the Thirlmere reservoir project in 1890.’
    • ‘Other NBC correspondents have told me stories about your seemingly unquenchable thirst for reporting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Anthony McGrath, 173 not out in the first innings, resumed on 42 and his thirst for runs remained unquenchable.’
    • ‘It was the public's unquenchable thirst for celebrity gossip, argues Ken, that led the paparazzi to hound her to her death.’
    • ‘The magazines had an unquenchable thirst for short stories.’
    • ‘He established his credentials as a top-class winger with the Wellington Hurricanes and is quick, powerful and with an unquenchable thirst for tries.’
    • ‘One of them is the professor from New Mexico, where apparently there is an unquenchable thirst for Victorian poetry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the world's unquenchable thirst suggests that these stocks won't be running dry anytime soon.’
    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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