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When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
William J. Clinton

Meaning of "unsustainable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNSUSTAINABLE

unsustainable  [ˌʌnsəsˈtɛɪnəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNSUSTAINABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unsustainable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNSUSTAINABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

unsustainable

Sustainability

In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture. Sustainability science is the study of sustainable development and environmental science. Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms. Ways of reducing negative human impact are environmentally-friendly chemical engineering, environmental resources management and environmental protection. Information is gained from green chemistry, earth science, environmental science and conservation biology. Ecological economics studies the fields of academic research that aim to address human economies and natural ecosystems. Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism.

Definition of unsustainable in the English dictionary

The definition of unsustainable in the dictionary is that cannot be continued at the same level, rate, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNSUSTAINABLE


abominable
əˈbɒmɪnəbəl
assignable
əˈsaɪnəbəl
attainable
əˈteɪnəbəl
definable
dɪˈfaɪnəbəl
imaginable
ɪˈmædʒɪnəbəl
inclinable
ɪnˈklaɪnəbəl
indeclinable
ˌɪndɪˈklaɪnəbəl
interminable
ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
maintainable
meɪnˈteɪnəbəl
minable
ˈmaɪnəbəl
obtainable
əbˈteɪnəbəl
sustainable
səˈsteɪnəbəl
terminable
ˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
unattainable
ˌʌnəˈteɪnəbəl
undefinable
ˌʌndɪˈfaɪnəbəl
unexplainable
ˌʌnɪkˈspleɪnəbəl
unimaginable
ˌʌnɪˈmædʒɪnəbəl
unobtainable
ˌʌnəbˈteɪnəbəl
unwinnable
ʌnˈwɪnəbəl
user-definable
ˈjuːzədɪˈfaɪnəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNSUSTAINABLE

unsurpassable
unsurpassably
unsurpassed
unsurprised
unsurprising
unsurprisingly
unsurveyed
unsusceptible
unsuspect
unsuspected
unsuspectedly
unsuspectedness
unsuspecting
unsuspectingly
unsuspended
unsuspicion
unsuspicious
unsuspiciously
unsustained
unsustaining

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNSUSTAINABLE

able
actionable
amenable
convenable
enable
explainable
fashionable
fissionable
listenable
objectionable
pensionable
personable
questionable
reasonable
returnable
tunable
turnable
unable
unalienable
unreasonable
untenable

Synonyms and antonyms of unsustainable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «unsustainable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNSUSTAINABLE

Find out the translation of unsustainable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unsustainable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unsustainable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不可持续的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

insostenible
570 millions of speakers

English

unsustainable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

unsustainable
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير مستدامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неустойчивым
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

insustentável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্থিতিশীল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

insoutenable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak lestari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht nachhaltig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

支持できない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지속
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unsustainable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không bền vững
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயலாததாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनिश्चित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sürdürülemez
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

insostenibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niezrównoważone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нестійким
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nesustenabile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μη βιώσιμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onvolhoubare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ohållbar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unsustainable
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unsustainable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNSUSTAINABLE»

The term «unsustainable» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.548 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNSUSTAINABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unsustainable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unsustainable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unsustainable

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNSUSTAINABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unsustainable.
1
Jose Manuel Barroso
Growth based on debt is unsustainable, artificial.
2
William J. Clinton
When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
3
Steve Daines
I ran for Congress not because I was having a mid-life crisis. I left the private sector because I saw a looming financial crisis that was coming to this country. It's unsustainable.
4
Niall Ferguson
Over time, the welfare state has become dysfunctional in a surprising way. But in a way it became a victim of its own success: It became so successful at prolonging life, that it becomes financially unsustainable, unless you make major changes to things like retirement ages.
5
Gary Hamel
As the great grandchildren of the industrial revolution, we have learned, at last, that the heedless pursuit of more is unsustainable and, ultimately, unfulfilling. Our planet, our security, our sense of equanimity and our very souls demand something better, something different.
6
Pete Hegseth
At Concerned Veterans for America, we've made the case that the defense budget could be targeted for spending reform, but in a targeted fashion that genuinely changes unsustainable spending trajectories while preserving U.S. defense capacity.
7
James P. Hoffa
Corporate tax dodging impacts us across generations and over time. It is corrosive. It is unethical. It is unsustainable.
8
Glenn Hubbard
President Obama has ignored or dismissed proposals that would address our anti-competitive tax code and unsustainable trajectory of federal debt - including his own bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform - and submitted no plan for entitlement reform.
9
Mo Ibrahim
Experience shows that when political governance and economic management diverge, overall development becomes unsustainable.
10
Charles Krauthammer
If you believe that health care is a public good to be guaranteed by the state, then a single-payer system is the next best alternative. Unfortunately, it is fiscally unsustainable without rationing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNSUSTAINABLE»

Discover the use of unsustainable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unsustainable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, ...
This is serious. Read this book." —Terry Mollner, Board Member, Ben & Jerry's "Chris addresses fundamental economic and energy issues in understandable terms and provides engaging perspectives.
Chris Martenson, 2011
2
Unsustainable
UNSUSTAINABLE is packed with information that is vital to every taxpaying American.
James MacDougald, 2010
3
Unsustainable Transport: City Transport in the New Century
"He makes a positive case for sustainable urban development as a feasible and necessary policy objective, and that transport has a major role to play in its achievement.
David Banister, 2005
4
Unsustainable: A Strategy for Making Public Schooling More ...
Addressing the question how to do this, the book provides policy recommendations to the state, district, and federal levels.
Tim R. McDonald, 2011
5
Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public ...
This collection considers what has become an increasingly unified call for praxis, where scholar-practitioners explore a specific project that fell short of theorized best practice sustainability in order to determine not only the nature of ...
Jessica Restaino, Laurie Cella, 2012
6
The Unsustainable American State
Collectively, the book offers an unsettling account of the growth of racial and economic inequality, the ossification of the state, the gradual erosion of democracy, and the problems deriving from imperial overreach.
Lawrence Jacobs Chair of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance University of Minnesota, Oxford University Desmond King Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government and Professorial Fellow Nuffield College, 2009
7
Unsustainable: a primer for global environmental and social ...
Aimed at an audience, including both budding social activists and young people studying the environment and international development, this book explains how these crises share the same historical roots.
Patrick Hossay, 2006
8
Why Progressive Institutions are Unsustainable
To these multiple ailments, Epstein argues that the best recipe is a return to the flat tax of the classical liberal tradition.
Richard Epstein, 2013
9
Unsustainable: How Economic Dogma is Destroying American ...
When financial journalist Eamonn Fingleton anticipated the meltdown of the New Economy in the late nineties, his predictions were dismissed by mainstream economic writers as “farfetched.” Now, with the New Economy in ruins and America ...
Eamonn Fingleton, 2003
10
Dick Smith's Population Crisis: The Dangers of Unsustainable ...
But more importantly he offers ways for us to re-invent our economy, to reassess the way we live and to at least slow down that ticking clock. This is a provocative, powerful and urgent call to arms.
Dick Smith, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNSUSTAINABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unsustainable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Canada's Budget Watchdog Says Provincial Debt Unsustainable
Net debt—defined as gross debt minus financial assets––at the provincial level is growing at a “unsustainable” pace and the watchdog projected it will rise ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
'Unsustainable' sickness levels need to be addressed
A Department of Justice official said: “The current high and rising levels of sickness absence are unsustainable, particularly in the context of severe budget ... «Belfast Newsletter, Jul 15»
3
Omnichannel realities kick in as free click-and-collect becomes too …
Flash forward three months and it's a very different story with the retailer now declaring that current online market practices are “unsustainable”. As a result some ... «Diginomica, Jul 15»
4
Dollar still at 'unjustifiable', 'unsustainable' levels, RBNZ says
New Zealand's Reserve Bank reiterated that the local currency is at "unjustifiable and unsustainable levels", conditions that need to be met for it to intervene in ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
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Medical bodies criticise 'unsustainable' NHS targets
Medical and nursing organisations have united to attack the "unsustainable culture" of targets in the NHS. Two professional bodies have also called for a "bold ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
6
Edmonton police staff increases unsustainable: Iveson
That is unsustainable, but the same thing is happening in health care, and it's because we have a lot of vulnerable people.” Police want the new officers and ... «Edmonton Journal, May 15»
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Personal credit debt nears 'unsustainable level'
American consumers kept adding credit-card debt in 2014, with many approaching an “unsustainable level” of card debt, a card industry observer warns. «New York Post, Mar 15»
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Social care system 'unsustainable' without protected funding …
Parts of England's adult social care system will be 'unsustainable' unless the next government commits to providing protected funding in the next parliament, ... «Communitycare.co.uk, Mar 15»
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SCIENCE MATTERS: B.C. grizzly hunt unnecessary, unsustainable
Watching grizzly bears catch and eat salmon as they swim upstream to spawn is an unforgettable experience. Many people love to view the wild drama. «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Mar 15»
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Fair Deal: fudging a political hot potato
“The notion that you would pay €260-€290 for a service costing anything up to €1,200 is unsustainable,” she said. She added that the State would pick up only ... «Irish Times, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Unsustainable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/unsustainable>. Aug 2019 ».
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