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attainable

[ uh-tey-nuh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. capable of being attained.


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Other Words From

  • at·taina·bili·ty at·taina·ble·ness noun
  • nonat·taina·bili·ty noun
  • nonat·taina·ble adjective
  • super·at·taina·ble adjective
  • super·at·taina·ble·ness noun
  • super·at·taina·bly adverb
  • unat·taina·bili·ty noun
  • unat·taina·ble adjective
  • unat·taina·ble·ness noun
  • unat·taina·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of attainable1

First recorded in 1640–50; attain + -able

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Example Sentences

While there’s nothing wrong with those things, achieving real, functional well-being can be a simpler and more attainable process than you might think.

We can encourage people to have more children by enacting policies that make parenting more attainable.

Achieving significant US fame was a newly attainable, if still distant, milestone for South Korean pop groups thanks to the 2000s’ tremendous exporting of South Korean culture overseas — a trend known as Hallyu, the Korean Wave.

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“Recovery is a lot more attainable than the public believes,” Deb said.

That future is attainable – if we set our sights high enough.

Though Yousef was active in the West Bank Hamas, Gaza would have been attainable infiltration.

Her glow, that aura of The Life, feels—almost—for just a split second, attainable.

In these times of seemingly limited job and business opportunities, celebrity has become a goal attainable by all.

Sure, a higher price may make things seem less attainable, but does that really help sales?

The device sets an attainable but challenging goal for you, then once you hit your mark creates a new goal.

There is room for much speculation in this field, but no certainty appears to be attainable.

But perhaps you are a chemist, and proud, as most chemists are, of the accuracy attainable in that most demonstrative science.

All believers may not enjoy this blessing; few may attain to it in any comforting or satisfactory measure; yet it is attainable.

They did not believe that absolute truth was attainable by man; and they attacked the prevailing systems with great plausibility.

The feelings of all the Caffre tribes were utterly hostile, and peace was only attainable by the exercise of indisputable force.

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