un·​mar·​ket·​able | \ ˌən-ˈmär-kə-tə-bəl How to pronounce unmarketable (audio) \

Definition of unmarketable

: not marketable especially : not fit to be offered for sale an unmarketable commodity … the bulk of the herring might release their eggs before they can be caught, rendering them unmarketable. — Jon Krakauer

Examples of unmarketable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web NewGem Foods developed edible films made from purees of unmarketable fruits and vegetables, serving as low-carb alternatives to bread and tortilla wraps; one film equals a full serving of fruits or vegetables. Deborah Wince-smith, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Unlike works translated from the language by such male writers as Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Chaim Grade, Yiddish fiction by women was long dismissed by publishers as insignificant or unmarketable to a wider audience. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2022 Just a few years before, Puff Daddy had said DMX was unmarketable. Ben Dandridge-lemco, Rolling Stone, 28 Dec. 2021 Stinkbugs damage fruits so much that they’re often deemed unmarketable. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 17 Sep. 2021 Newington took the property in a tax foreclosure in 2008, but appeared to be stuck with an unmarketable eyesore. Don Stacom, courant.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Limited federal funding and relentless legal opposition has exacerbated the painstaking and expensive process of selectively logging and processing often unmarketable trees, all while trying to replant forests obliterated by wildfire. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2021 In an age saturated by commercially safe franchises, Rosemary’s Baby represents the pinnacle of studio filmmaking — a shrewd, peculiar, and seemingly unmarketable excursion into the ghoulish human psyche that became a sensation. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 22 June 2021 For these fisheries, in which boats would presumably be landing many unmarketable fish, the average quota was 60% higher than advice. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 13 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unmarketable

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmarketable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmarketable. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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un·​mar·​ket·​able | \ ˌən-ˈmär-kə-tə-bəl \

Legal Definition of unmarketable

: not marketable especially : being or relating to title that a reasonably prudent person would not accept in the ordinary course of business or that is reasonably likely to be the subject of litigation

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