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unsustained

Syllabification: un·sus·tained
Pronunciation: /ˌənsəˈstānd
 
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Definition of unsustained in English:

adjective

Not prolonged for an extended period or without interruption.
Example sentences
  • This period saw the introduction of unsustained stabilisation of structural adjustment policies.
  • Fahrenheit 9 / 11's hodgepodge of unsustained narratives leaves it, like Bowling for Columbine, a great discussion starter, but not really a great movie.
  • The city and the country cannot afford to repeat the old approach: moving on with huge projects that are often associated with flaws, yet based on a fragile and unsustained basis.

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