unreturnable

adjective

un·​re·​turn·​able ˌən-ri-ˈtər-nə-bəl How to pronounce unreturnable (audio)
: not allowed to be returned : not returnable
unreturnable merchandise

Examples of unreturnable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zverev, ripping unreturnable serves and spectacular swing volleys, did not face a break point against an exceedingly talented opponent who had beaten him five times in a row and stolen quite a bit of his thunder in recent seasons as the most successful man in their age group. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2021 In the third set Highland Park closed a 21-17 deficit to 23-22, but middle blocker Erika Gustafson’s rejection of a point-blank spike brought Guyer to game point and Stowers finished it with a unreturnable tip. Dallas News, 8 Nov. 2022 In all, Victory Christian Academy had 778 unreturnable serves. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2022 Then Willow followed with a huge ace that was unreturnable, and the die was cast. Joe Magill, cleveland, 13 Nov. 2021 Would Gobert playing tennis lead to a too-fast, steep-angle, unreturnable serve? Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2021 Yet to see the 7-foot Opelka move effortlessly around the court is to watch someone who can do much more than crank out unreturnable serves. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Jack Brooks boomed a pair of unreturnable punts, including one that went 50 yards. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 25 Oct. 2020 Sanders also boomed all but one of his kickoffs deep into the end zone, making most of them unreturnable. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unreturnable was in 1740

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“Unreturnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreturnable. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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