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unclimbed

Syllabification: un·climbed
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈklīmd
 
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Definition of unclimbed in English:

adjective

(Of a mountain or rock face) not previously climbed: the unclimbed south ridge
More example sentences
  • Earlier this year, he was one of a group of mountaineers who climbed 15 previously unclimbed peaks in Greenland.
  • I want to sail across the Pacific, I want to climb an unclimbed mountain in South America.
  • Based on a true story, it recalls how two ambitious mountaineers set out to conquer a previously unclimbed peak in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Derivatives

unclimbable

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Pronunciation: /-ˈklīməbəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The Obsidian Wall is unclimbable at the moment as it is currently an 80 foot waterfall.
  • I drove by Coopertown's playground last summer and noticed that things haven't changed - same fields, same swings, same maddeningly unclimbable oak - except for the kids.
  • In her Traver installation, an unclimbable staircase led to an unopenable door in a black-painted room, with perhaps bleak implications.

Words that rhyme with unclimbed

unprimed, unrhymed

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