undeliverable

adjective
un·​de·​liv·​er·​able | \ ˌən-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce undeliverable (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undeliverable

: not capable of being delivered : not deliverable undeliverable mail/e-mail an undeliverable parcel a message returned as undeliverable

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Other Words from undeliverable

undeliverability \ ˌən-​di-​ˌli-​v(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce undeliverability (audio) , -​dē-​ \ noun

Examples of undeliverable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emails sent to it were returned as undeliverable, and Konkler did not return multiple phone calls and messages seeking comment. Derek Willis, ProPublica, "A Company Run by a White House “Volunteer” With No Experience in Medical Supplies Got $2.4 Million From the Feds for Medical Supplies," 26 June 2020 Current law says that notices should sent after four years of no voting, with no change in status unless the post office returns the notice as undeliverable. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "After record primary turnout, Iowa Senate Republicans try to limit vote-by-mail in presidential election," 9 June 2020 The Public Interest Legal Foundation reported that more than 1 million ballots sent out to voters in 2018 were returned as undeliverable. Derek Willis, ProPublica, "A Conservative Legal Group Significantly Miscalculated Data in a Report on Mail-In Voting," 2 May 2020 Of the 234,000 letters that were sent, about 60,000 were returned as undeliverable as of Dec. 5, according to the Elections Commission. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin appeals court lets purge of voter rolls stand for now," 18 Dec. 2019 Of the 234,000 letters that were sent, about 60,000 were returned as undeliverable as of Dec. 5, according to the Elections Commission. Bruce Vielmetti, USA TODAY, "Judge orders 234,000 purged from Wisconsin voter rolls," 14 Dec. 2019 Email sent to his work address did kick back as undeliverable. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Joe Hinrichs writes to his Ford team: 'I do have one last request'," 10 Feb. 2020 The state sent notices to more than 232,000 voters and later identified 209,000 who were sent the mailing and either did not respond or whose letter was returned as undeliverable. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Wisconsin judge holds election officials in contempt for defying purge of 209,000 voters," 13 Jan. 2020 Of the letters that were mailed, about 61,000 were returned as undeliverable. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocks, keeps voters on the rolls for now," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of undeliverable

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Undeliverable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeliverable. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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