unsalable

adjective

un·​sal·​able ˌən-ˈsā-lə-bəl How to pronounce unsalable (audio)
: unfit or unable to be sold : not salable
unsalable inventory
… television was the last stop on the retail journey, a way to unload merchandise deemed unsalable by any other means.David Whitford

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His books are frequently both excellent and unsalable. Gemma Sieff, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Guston retreated to his home and studio in Woodstock, New York, returned to teaching, and spent his last, enormously productive decade churning out mad, masterful, largely unsalable paintings of people and things behaving badly. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsalable was in 1565

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“Unsalable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsalable. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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