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unelectable

Syllabification: un·e·lect·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈlektəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of unelectable in English:

adjective

(Of a candidate or party) unable to be elected.
Example sentences
  • People could afford the moral symbolism of voting for an unelectable candidate.
  • Their refusal to compromise is leading them to select candidates who are unelectable.
  • ‘We took a party considered unelectable and made it a feared campaigning machine that won two landslide elections,’ said Mr Campbell.

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