un·​pub·​lish·​able | \ ˌən-ˈpə-bli-shə-bəl How to pronounce unpublishable (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The Rainbow was banned, Women in Love was for years unpublishable, his paintings were seized (too much pubic hair), his poems censored. Lara Feigel, The New Republic, 1 Sep. 2021 Twain, in turn, had an obscene, unpublishable squib called 1601 intended for private circulation. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The rest, like his metaphor for a silky pinot, is unpublishable. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2020 Scads of others called me vile, unpublishable names on my personal Facebook and Instagram accounts. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, 5 July 2019 Thin-skinned and foul-mouthed, with grudges against everyone, the bereaved are a dirty dozen of unpublishable grievance. Jesse Green, New York Times, 20 May 2018 The playwright has not strained herself over the lyrics, pretty much all unpublishable. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2018 Andy Bragen’s 2016 four-hander with an unpublishable title premiered at 59E59 Theaters last year. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unpublishable

circa 1670, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2021

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“Unpublishable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpublishable. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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