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EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ succeed +‎ -able

AdjectiveEdit

unsucceedable (comparative more unsucceedable, superlative most unsucceedable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Not able or likely to succeed.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, London: Edw. Dod & Nath. Ekins, 1650, Book I, Chapter 2, p. 5,[1]
      And therefore when in the tentation of Christ [Satan] played upon the fallacy, and thought to deceive the Author of truth, the method of this proceeding arose from the uncertainty of his divinity; whereof had he remained assured, he had continued silent; nor would his discretion attempt to unsucceedable a temptation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unsucceedable in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)