un·​sal·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsā-lə-bəl How to pronounce unsalable (audio) \

Definition of unsalable

: 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

Examples of unsalable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 5 Jan. 2021 Other plastic numbers are virtually unsalable at any price as a secondary commodity following China’s policy change and will go to a landfill. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, 4 Oct. 2019 The brewery waste currently includes cider and beer, but despite its name, this waste is not bad product, just unsalable to the public, said Beaulieu. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 5 June 2019 The retired attorney, who now lives in Portland, Ore., sustained a loss last year when an HVAC malfunction in a closet wine cellar in his previous home in New York City caused his collection to become unsalable. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of unsalable

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsalable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsalable. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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