Adjective "unretractable" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/(ˌ)ʌnrɪˈtraktəbl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

That cannot be revoked, rescinded, gone back on, undone, or unsaid; irrevocable.

    adjective

    That cannot be drawn back, in, up, etc.

      Definitions

      1. to withdraw (a statement, opinion, etc.) as inaccurate or unjustified, especially formally or explicitly; take back.

      2. to withdraw or revoke (a decree, promise, etc.). verb (used without object)

      3. to draw or shrink back.

      4. to withdraw a promise, vow, etc.

      5. to make a disavowal of a statement, opinion, etc.; recant.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "undertakings can be unretractable."

      Origin

      (retract)Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Carleton (?1558–1628), bishop of Chichester. From un- + retract + -able<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel David Gross (1805–1884). From un- + retractable.