undeliverable

adjective

un·​de·​liv·​er·​able ˌən-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce undeliverable (audio)
-dē-
: not capable of being delivered : not deliverable
undeliverable mail/email
an undeliverable parcel
a message returned as undeliverable
undeliverability noun

Examples of undeliverable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When The Verge reached out to the contacts that were listed on Castro’s site, all of our emails were returned as undeliverable because the domain could not be found. Wes Davis, The Verge, 7 Jan. 2024 Emailed notifications to addresses on the WIV's English webpage, however, received undeliverable errors. Gabrielle M. Etzel, Washington Examiner, 20 Sep. 2023 That step was necessary because the face of the checks showed addresses for the fake companies that were either non-existent or otherwise undeliverable. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 The notices were returned to the shelter as undeliverable in April. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2023 Over 77,000 voters did not respond to the notice and over 30,000 were returned as undeliverable. Journal Sentinel, 8 Aug. 2023 This usually results from warrants/checks that are undeliverable by the postal service. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 July 2023 In Fairfax, a Democratic bastion outside Washington, about three dozen activists associated with the coalition and the local Republican Party rotated through election offices, combing through voter registration applications, undeliverable mail, and other materials. Alexandra Berzon, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2022 Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may also result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. TIME.com, 3 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undeliverable was in 1843

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“Undeliverable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeliverable. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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