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Definition of "putdownable" []

  • Informal So poorly written and unentertaining as to be easily put down. Used especially of a book. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "putdownable" in a sentence
  • "They regarded his novels as highly putdownable -- that is, worthy of putdowns."
  • "Things got off to a slowish start and I wasn't in my usual un-putdownable Peggy mode, I could take or leave this book and mostly I left it, took it to London for train reading, read the newspaper instead."
  • "This stance may alarm Dan Green, who has recently and quite rightly taken to task the “current literary culture mired in middlebrow mediocrity” and the mystifying hosannas granted to Amy Bloom’s quite putdownable novel, Away."