[win-uh-buh l]


that can be won: a winnable war.

Origin of winnable

First recorded in 1535–45; win1 + -able
Related formswin·na·bil·i·ty, nounun·win·na·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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not able to be won or achieved
(of a seat in an election) not able to be taken from the incumbent or the incumbent's party
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