unattainable


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un·at·tain·a·ble

 (ŭn′ə-tā′nə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to attain: unattainable goals.

un′at·tain′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′at·tain′a·bly adv.
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unattainable

(ˌʌnəˈteɪnəbəl)
adj
not achievable or accomplishable: an unattainable goal.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unattainable - impossible to achieveunattainable - impossible to achieve; "an unattainable goal"
impossible - not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
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unattainable

adjective
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Translations

unattainable

[ˈʌnəˈteɪnəbl] ADJinaccesible; [record, objective] → inalcanzable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unattainable

[ˌʌnəˈteɪnəbəl] adj [dream] → inaccessible
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unattainable

adjunerreichbar
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

unattainable

[ˌʌnəˈteɪnəbl] adjirraggiungibile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Was it because I must ever remain true to the unattainable she?
"By the co-operation of different writers in carrying out this plan it was hoped that a thoroughness and completeness of treatment, otherwise unattainable, might be secured.
To be a great lover is to be a great mystic, since in the highest conception of mortal beauty that the mind can form there lies always the unattainable, the unpossessed, suggesting the world of beauty and finality beyond our mortal reach.
The Little Dorrit, trembling on his arm, was less in unison than ever with Mrs Chivery's theory, and yet was not irreconcilable with a new fancy which sprung up within him, that there might be some one else in the hopeless--newer fancy still--in the hopeless unattainable distance.
They were troubled and feverish hours, disturbed with dreams that were intangible, that eluded her, leaving only an impression upon her half-awakened senses of something unattainable. She was up and dressed in the cool of the early morning.
Many a night he vaguely and unhappily wandered there, when wine had brought no transitory gladness to him; many a dreary daybreak revealed his solitary figure lingering there, and still lingering there when the first beams of the sun brought into strong relief, removed beauties of architecture in spires of churches and lofty buildings, as perhaps the quiet time brought some sense of better things, else forgotten and unattainable, into his mind.
But among the lower classes the art of Sight Recognition is regarded as an unattainable luxury.
Instead of an offensive, the plan of which, carefully prepared in accord with the modern science of strategics, had been handed to Kutuzov when he was in Vienna by the Austrian Hofkriegsrath, the sole and almost unattainable aim remaining for him was to effect a junction with the forces that were advancing from Russia, without losing his army as Mack had done at Ulm.
It had to be covered once in each direction by Tiha and Wiwau, in each case one of them urging speed on the other and the other desiring speed that was unattainable.
But from the look in her face, that suddenly brightened into its old beauty, he saw that if she did not desire this, it was simply because it seemed to her unattainable happiness.
Nor does it point to any relations of friendship or love known and described in society, but, as it seems to me, to a quite other and unattainable sphere, to relations of transcendent delicacy and sweetness, to what roses and violets hint and foreshow.
At first, as already told, she had flirted fancifully with her own image in a pool of water, beckoning the phantom forth, and -- as it declined to venture -- seeking a passage for herself into its sphere of impalpable earth and unattainable sky.