[uhn-poo t-dou-nuh-buh l]

adjective Informal.

(especially of a book or periodical) so interesting or suspenseful as to compel reading.

Origin of unputdownable

from phrase put down; see un-1, -able
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Contemporary Examples of unputdownable

  • The ailing ex-fugitive was eventually tracked down by Koerner in San Diego, as his unputdownable final section reveals.

  • It has indelible characters, a social conscience—and an unputdownable yarn.

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British Dictionary definitions for unputdownable



(of a book, esp a novel) so gripping as to be read right through at one sitting
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