unquenchable


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un·quench·a·ble

 (ŭn-kwĕn′chə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to slake or satisfy: unquenchable thirst.
2. Impossible to suppress or destroy: unquenchable enthusiasm.

un·quench′a·bly adv.

unquenchable

(ʌnˈkwɛntʃəbəl)
adj
1. (of thirst) not able to be satisfied by drinking
2. not able to be satisfied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unquenchable - impossible to quenchunquenchable - impossible to quench; "unquenchable thirst"
insatiable, insatiate, unsatiable - impossible to satisfy; "an insatiate appetite"; "an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore"; "his passion for work was unsatiable"
Translations

unquenchable

[ʌnˈkwentʃəbl] ADJ (fig) → inextinguible; [thirst] → inapagable; [desire etc] → insaciable

unquenchable

adj fireunlöschbar; thirst, desireunstillbar; optimismunerschütterlich; she has an unquenchable spiritsie lässt sich nicht unterkriegen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
His pabulum was an unquenchable belief in the Unerring Artistic Adjustment of Nature.
Tom Sawyer stepped forward with conceited con- fidence and soared into the unquenchable and inde- structible "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, with fine fury and frantic gesticulation, and broke down in the middle of it.
And there entered Joe Goose--he of the unquenchable thirst, the wicked eyes, the crooked nose, the flowered vest.
Had it not been for the unquenchable candour of his blue eyes, whose unhappy, tired glance every moment sought his abandoned, sinking brig, as if it could find rest nowhere else, he would have appeared mad.
Aunt Jamesina was a tiny old woman with a little, softly-triangular face, and large, soft blue eyes that were alight with unquenchable youth, and as full of hopes as a girl's.
And suppose, even, that he should continue to love you, and you him, and that you should pass through life together with tolerable comfort - how will it be in the end, when you see yourselves parted for ever; you, perhaps, taken into eternal bliss, and he cast into the lake that burneth with unquenchable fire - there for ever to - '
As near as I can find out it is an overwhelming, unquenchable gladness for everything that has happened or is going to happen.
The wasted arms told their sad story of the past, as she turned up the sleeves of the poor plain dress that she wore for safety's sake; but the unquenchable spirit of the woman burnt bright in her even yet.
though it may be not so much with a light heart, as with a measure of self-confidence and unquenchable hope.
It was at once a sight to make one shudder and to cheer; but in a brief second we were engaged once more in our own battle with only the unquenchable battle cry of the women to remind us that they still fought--"Rise slaves
She had been too lately and too roughly mastered by facts to take an easy pleasure in the relief of renunciation; such satisfaction as she felt came only from the discovery that, having renounced everything that made life happy, easy, splendid, individual, there remained a hard reality, unimpaired by one's personal adventures, remote as the stars, unquenchable as they are.
On the candid light of the eyes flitted shadows; shadows of doubt, of suspicion, the ready suspicion of an unquenchable antagonism, the pitiless mistrust of an eternal instinct of defence; the hate, the profound, frightened hate of an incomprehensible--of an abominable emotion intruding its coarse materialism upon the spiritual and tragic contest of her feelings.