uninsurable

adjective
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 Some of the worst offenders would become uninsurable and forbidden from working as a police officer. BostonGlobe.com, "Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform," 8 June 2020 The scent was sickening: sweetness spoiled, work wasted and $1 million of uninsurable loss. USA Today, "As coronavirus pandemic spikes orange juice sales, a Florida citrus grower gets squeezed," 13 May 2020 If insurers become that much better at pricing risk, won’t many more people simply become uninsurable? Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "A.I. and the growing risk of “digital redlining”," 11 Feb. 2020 By creating untold potential liabilities the statute has made utilities virtually uninsurable. The Economist, "A three-way battle over control of PG&E," 9 Nov. 2019 Traditionally, the expense of this procedure — roughly $90,000 a year — made dialysis patients uninsurable. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Dialysis firms try to strong-arm Gov. Newsom into vetoing a bill capping their profits," 24 Sep. 2019 The worst is that some fail and that swathes of the global economy become uninsurable. The Economist, "Changing weather could put insurance firms out of business," 19 Sep. 2019 As many as one in 20 homes could be rendered uninsurable by 2100 from natural disaster risk, according to a report by Australian Broadcasting Corp. last month. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Bushfires Illuminate the Price of Burning Coal," 11 Nov. 2019 Because dialysis costs about $90,000 a year, renal patients used to be uninsurable. Los Angeles Times, "Column: America’s healthcare system is failing because competition is disappearing," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of uninsurable

1864, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2020

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“Uninsurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninsurable. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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