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attainable

[uh-tey-nuh-buh l] /əˈteɪ nə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being attained.
Origin of attainable
1640-1650
1640-50; attain + -able
Related forms
attainability, attainableness, noun
nonattainability, noun
nonattainable, adjective
superattainable, adjective
superattainableness, noun
superattainably, adverb
unattainability, noun
unattainable, adjective
unattainableness, noun
unattainably, adverb
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  • Craig, eyeing his bride covertly, had a sense of her remoteness, her unattainability.

  • Then Westmore had deepened, as it always did, the impression of unattainability that Judith gave.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • To a woman there is no subtler flattery than a man's dumb acknowledgement of her unattainability.

Word Origin and History for unattainability

attainable

adj.

1640s; see attain + -able. Related: Attainability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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