unavailable

adjective
un·​avail·​able | \ ˌən-ə-ˈvā-lə-bəl How to pronounce unavailable (audio) \

Definition of unavailable

: not available: such as
a : not possible to get or use a book that is currently unavailable online The conference room is unavailable this afternoon.
b : unable or unwilling to do something Officials were unavailable for comment. The manager is unavailable to speak with you right now.

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Other Words from unavailable

unavailability \ ˌən-​ə-​ˌvā-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unavailability (audio) \ noun

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Sneed is unavailable for this entire weekend series against the Mariners. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros put Brad Peacock on injured list," 28 June 2019 The Alaska Marine Highway System’s annual funding for ship overhaul, $13.5 million, is unavailable. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Stalled capital budget puts hold on road repairs, rural sewers, earthquake monitoring and more," 18 June 2019 Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Woman's Day, "Fitbit Sweepstakes," 1 Aug. 2018 For now, Amazon Map Tracker is unavailable to packages shipped out by UPS, FedEX, or USPS. Monica Rodriguez, Fortune, "Amazon Map Tracker Now Lets You Follow Your Package From Delivery to Doorstep," 25 May 2018 That money is unavailable for the permanent program. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Carlsbad makes park ranger program permanent," 19 May 2018 Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Sarah Walter, Good Housekeeping, "June Beauty Loot Sweepstakes Rules," 1 May 2018 Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Country Living, "Find the Horseshoe Sweepstakes June 2018," 30 Apr. 2018 Currently, MoviePass’ movie-a-day model is unavailable to new subscribers, because the company is promoting iHeartRadio with a bundled subscription, which only allows for four movies a month. Lizzie Plaugic, The Verge, "MoviePass auditor has doubts about the company’s business model after significant losses," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unavailable

1855, in the meaning defined above

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unavailable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unavailable

: not possible to get or use
: not able or willing to do something

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