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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈʃɒkəb(ə)l

Definition of unshockable in English:


Impossible to shock, horrify, or disgust: most doctors are fairly unshockable
More example sentences
  • I thought they prided themselves on being unshockable.
  • The networks, it seems, have found out that the kind of viewers they were chasing - young, unshockable and preferably intoxicated - didn't actually watch much television.
  • Even the unshockable viewers of BBC's Room 101 this summer were offended by Milligan's wish that he suffer ‘an early death’ or leprosy.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • They recognise one another through their knowledge of shared trivia, yet there is also an element of bravado and deliberate unshockability.
  • But because it also seeks to congratulate its audience for its urbane unshockability, it never strays beyond the limits of middlebrow complacency.
  • But then, haven't unpunished cases of bare-faced impunity sent all of us into unshockability?

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