unpublishable

adjective

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

Examples of unpublishable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Danielle Carr Given too much room to roam, an Adderall article or essay can become overly ambitious, wandering and sprawling out into a totally unreadable (and unpublishable) manifesto that usually ends up foundering under the weight of overload. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 26 Mar. 2024 Wayne acknowledged the catch with some unpublishable praise. Calum McAndrew, Kansas City Star, 7 Mar. 2024 Another invective suggesting an unhealthy and unpublishable appreciation of sheep emerged from the Irish actor's mouth and astounded Devine. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 7 July 2023 The book was probably unpublishable. Deborah Cohen, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2022 Turner also said the current academic standard and research grant system is less supportive of the type of time-consuming work, often resulting in unpublishable findings, that will be required to thoroughly understand and investigate the rock record of early animal evolution. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 July 2021 While an official record of that call would be presumptively classified, if the White House press secretary has disclosed the call’s existence and some of its details, the prepublication review standards would not flag a manuscript’s similar discussion of the call as classified and unpublishable. Charlie Savage, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2020 This was a fair point, though such a mention would have rendered Paustovsky’s work unpublishable and perhaps meant his own trip to the Gulag. Sophie Pinkham, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2023 There is widespread concern that, because these kinds of studies can't be preregistered, this kind of research would become denigrated or even unpublishable, were registration to become the norm. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpublishable was circa 1670

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“Unpublishable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpublishable. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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