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unattainable

adjective uk   /ˌʌn.əˈteɪ.nə.bl̩/ us  
C2 not able to be achieved: an unattainable ideal Some economists think that full employment in Europe is an unattainable goal.
Translations of “unattainable”
in Korean 도달할 수 없는…
in Arabic مُتعَذّر…
in Portuguese inatingível…
in Catalan inassolible…
in Japanese 実現不可能な…
in Italian irraggiungibile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 達不到的,無法實現的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 达不到的,无法实现的…
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