Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to achieve or attain.

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  • adjective That cannot be achieved (or only with great difficulty)

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  • adjective impossible to achieve

Etymologies

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un- +‎ achievable

Examples

  • After its revelation in August that the government had been advised that the EU target of 20 percent renewables by 2020 was "unachievable", The Guardian is back on the case claiming that the government is planning to abandon this target.

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  • After its revelation in August that the government had been advised that the EU target of 20 percent renewables by 2020 was "unachievable", The Guardian is back on the case claiming that the government is planning to abandon this target.

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  • Nine years after the Army's requirement for a new fleet of medium-weight vehicles was identified in the 1998 Strategic Defence Review, the Commons defence committee warns that it may simply be "unachievable".

    Army vehicle plan 'unachievable'

  • Much like President Bush's Kyoto alternative and inaptly named "Clear Skies Initiative," Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's proposed Clean Air Act is filled with industry incentives, lax timetables, and no mention of the Kyoto commitments-something Environment Minister Rona Ambrose deemed "unachievable" in September.

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  • International Monetary Fund, which they said impose "unachievable" austerity conditions in exchange for aid.

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  • Earlier, land affairs director general Geoff Budlender told the finance portfolio committee, which is holding the hearings, that it would be "unachievable" to impose a rural land tax in tribal or communal areas.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Our strategy to reduce maternal death," Dr. Gülmezoglu says, "is to train health workers, and to get more [women] to go to hospitals" - a goal that Dr. Potts considers "unachievable" in poor areas.

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  • Bhattacharyya said the 435 million tonne production target of Coal India for 2009-10 appears "unachievable" due to delays in starting operations in several mines.

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  • Bhattacharyya said the 435 million tonne production target of Coal India for 2009-10 appears "unachievable" due to delays in starting operations in several mines.

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  • A key Home Office target of dealing with 90% of asylum applications within six months is "unachievable", an independent watchdog has warned.

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