unputdownable
adjective Date: 1947 unable to be set aside ; riveting <
an unputdownable book
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  • unputdownable — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ (of a book) so engrossing that one cannot stop reading it …   English terms dictionary

  • unputdownable — [un΄poot doun′ə bəl] adj. Informal designating a book regarded as being so suspenseful, gripping, etc. that a reader finds it very difficult to put down before finishing it …   English World dictionary

  • unputdownable — un|put|down|a|ble [ˌʌnputˈdaunəbəl] adj BrE an unputdownable book is very interesting and exciting used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unputdownable — un|put|down|a|ble [ ,ʌnput daunəbl ] adjective INFORMAL a book that is unputdownable is so interesting or exciting that you do not want to stop reading it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unputdownable — UK [ˌʌnpʊtˈdaʊnəb(ə)l] / US adjective informal a book that is unputdownable is so interesting or exciting that you do not want to stop reading it …   English dictionary

  • unputdownable — /un poot dow neuh beuhl/, adj. Informal. (esp. of a book or periodical) so interesting or suspenseful as to compel reading. [from phrase put down; see UN 1, ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unputdownable — adjective a) Impossible to put down. b) Of a book or other written work, captivating; engrossing …   Wiktionary

  • unputdownable — adjective informal (of a book) so engrossing that one cannot stop reading it …   English new terms dictionary

  • unputdownable — un·put·down·able …   English syllables

  • unputdownable — adj. colloq. (of a book) so engrossing that one has to go on reading it …   Useful english dictionary

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