un·​in·​sur·​able | \ ˌən-in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce uninsurable (audio) , -ˈshər- \

Definition of uninsurable

: not suitable or eligible to be insured : not insurable an uninsurable risk Some cars souped up with customized engines and suspensions may be uninsurable through standard policies.Consumer Reports

Examples of uninsurable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspections could identify thousands of uninsurable properties, Citizens officials said. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, 13 July 2021 Such coverage, putting hands in taxpayers’ pockets, would be irresistible to some business stakeholders, and would be easily misused given the flash policy reflex and the drive to insure the uninsurable. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 24 May 2021 Kidman’s many injuries dogged the production and even left her with a reputation of being uninsurable. Stephanie Bencin, Vulture, 13 May 2021 Now, under the weight of larger deductibles and the risk of becoming uninsurable altogether after a serious loss, suddenly there is a great advantage to doing whatever possible to reduce risk. Daniel Cunningham, Forbes, 6 May 2021 About 54 million Americans had a preexisting condition in 2018 that would likely leave them uninsurable in the individual insurance market if the ACA were repealed, according to a 2019 analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 28 Oct. 2020 And a whole lot of us—over 50 million of us adults—could be again labeled uninsurable. The Atlantic, 16 Oct. 2020 Quartz examines the trends with real estate - will certain parts of the USA become uninsurable? Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Sep. 2020 Some of the worst offenders would become uninsurable and forbidden from working as a police officer. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of uninsurable

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninsurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninsurable. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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