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[uhn-ree-uh-lahy-zuh-buh l] /ʌnˈri əˌlaɪ zə bəl/
incapable of being made actual or real, as an ideal or ambition:
His dream of military glory was unrealizable.
incapable of being sensed or understood; unthinkable.
Origin of unrealizable
1830-40; un-1 + realizable Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The inventor himself, a young London electrician, declared it to be unrealizable.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • It seemed so real, and yet so unrealizable, that he should be here with her.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • It may be unrealizable, but for that very reason it must be also ideal.

  • Under these circumstances it was unrealizable that there should be any incongruity in the whole affair.

  • In the midst of an artistic life there arises again and again the yearning for real life, which remains an unrealizable ideal.

  • unrealizable ideals are chimeras pursued into futurity, while a world that should be human and happy waits in vice and misery.

  • They are giving themselves up to the enjoyment of a coolness which, an hour ago, appeared like an unrealizable dream.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick
  • Little Jacob sat in his tub looking at the kind, strange lady, and feeling himself in a state of unrealizable bliss.

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • That would remain, the uncompleted monument of his good intentions, the substance of an unrealizable, impractical dream.

    Burned Bridges

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • In accordance with my ideal desires, she comes very nearly to realize my unrealizable dream.

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