• (RP, GA) IPA: /əˈteɪnəb(ə)l/


  1. Able to be accomplished, achieved, or obtained.
    Antonyms: unaccomplishable, unachievable, unattainable, unobtainable
    • 1851 November 13, Herman Melville, “A Squeeze of the Hand”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299 ↗, page 464 ↗:
      For now, since by many prolonged, repeated experiences, I have perceived that in all cases man must eventually lower, or at least shift, his conceit of attainable felicity; not placing it anywhere in the intellect or the fancy; but in the wife, the heart, the bed, the table, the saddle, the fire-side, the country; now that I have perceived all this, I am ready to squeeze case eternally.
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attainable (plural attainables)

  1. Something that can be attained.

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