unputdownable

[ uhn-poo t-dou-nuh-buh l ]
/ ˌʌn pʊtˈdaʊ nə bəl /

adjective Informal.

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

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Origin of unputdownable

from phrase put down; see un-1, -able
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British Dictionary definitions for unputdownable

unputdownable
/ (ˌʌnpʊtˈdaʊnəbəl) /

adjective

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