What does unattainable mean?

Definitions for unattainable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unachievable, unattainable, undoable, unrealizable(adj)

    impossible to achieve

    "an unattainable goal"


  1. unattainable(Adjective)

    Impossible to attain or reach; inaccessible, unobtainable or unapproachable; unable to accomplish; beyond limit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unattainable

    un-a-tān′a-bl, adj. beyond one's reach.—n. Unattain′ableness.—adv. Unattain′ably.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unattainable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unattainable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unattainable in a Sentence

  1. Adamo Macri:

    You can't measure dreams when you're a dreamer, because most often the caliber is unattainable.

  2. Mahabharata:

    Those men are wise who do not desire the unattainable, who do not love to mourn over what is lost, and are not overwhelmed by calamities.

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

  4. Kathy Griffin:

    There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people's bodies into it, i do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.

  5. William Bolitho:

    An adventure differs from a mere feat in that it is tied to the externally unattainable. Only one end of the rope is in the hand, the other is not visible, and neither prayers, nor daring, nor reason can shake it free.

Images & Illustrations of unattainable

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Translations for unattainable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nedostupný, nedosažitelnýCzech
  • ανέφικτοςGreek
  • saavuttamatonFinnish
  • inconprehensibiliaLatin
  • недоступный, недостижимыйRussian

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