Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. which may not be attacked

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

Etymologies

From un- + attack + -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them.

    Your History Moment: What if Leonardo da Vinci wrote a resume? Oh yeah, he did. « Third Point of Singularity

  • A superior who reproves such gossip holds an unattackable position.

    T. Tembarom

  • And were this to be so, and the being I loved best of all in the world came and asked me which he should choose -- which refuge I held to be most unattackable, sweetest, profoundest -- I would surely advise him to shelter his destiny in the refuge of the soul that grows nobler.

    Wisdom and Destiny

  • "A woman without vanity would be unattackable," resumed the Man of

    Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  • Lupin, ex-burglar, ex-convict, ex-anything you please -- I'm unattackable on that ground -- but as Don Luis Perenna, respectable man, residuary legatee, and the rest of it.

    The Teeth of the Tiger

  • It is as unattackable in consequence as in the past were our religious ideas.

    The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

  • We accept this definition as true and unattackable, although nothing could be more false.

    Maîtrise de soi-même par l'autosuggestion consciente. English

  • The resisting power of numbers, the unattackable stolidity of a great multitude, was the haunting fear of his sinister loneliness.

    The Secret Agent; a Simple Tale

  • As the temple terrace thus became the principal defence of the city on the east side, there were no gates or openings in that direction, and being situated on a sort of rocky brow -- as evidenced from its appearance in the vaults that bounded it on this side -- if was at all later times considered unattackable from the eastward.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Yet these instinctive postponements of reflection were the fruit, positively, of recognitions and perceptions already active; of the sense, above all, that she had made, at a particular hour, made by the mere touch of her hand, a difference in the situation so long present to her as practically unattackable.

    The Golden Bowl — Complete

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.