un·​sal·​vage·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsal-vi-jə-bəl \

Definition of unsalvageable

: not capable of being salvaged : not salvageable a house in unsalvageable condition an unsalvageable relationship

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unsalvageably \ ˌən-​ˈsal-​vi-​jə-​blē \ adverb
a house in unsalvageably bad condition

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This is called force majeure, and means the movie is unsalvageable. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 For AJ Reed, however, such imprecision was unsalvageable. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Rare rough showing from Astros results in loss to Rays," 29 June 2018 MacDowell plays her part with complicated grace, but her sons are unsalvageable, intolerable man-children. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Grief rips through family in ‘Love After Love’ with Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd," 19 Apr. 2018 But what was supposed to be a celebratory sendoff for TFC into its second leg turned into a disaster–though one that is not unsalvageable. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "Wasteful Toronto FC Concedes Two Killer Goals in Dropping First Leg of CCL Final," 17 Apr. 2018 In many ways, this shift will be as politically challenging as helping citizens understand the need to abandon unsalvageable neighborhoods. Michael Hicks, Indianapolis Star, "Hicks: Rustbelt cities must focus on middle-class neighborhoods," 11 Mar. 2018 If the surfaces end up perforated, patches can be cannibalized from other works by Mr. Khanh that are deemed unsalvageable. Eve M. Kahn, New York Times, "No, Your Furniture Shouldn’t Drip or Burst," 2 Mar. 2018 There is a highly conceivable world in which J.P. Crawford and Maikel Franco and Jorge Alfaro all struggle, and that world might be an unsalvageable place with or without Arrieta or Lynn or even both in the rotation. David Murphy, Philly.com, "Phillies must weigh Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn against lessons from past | David Murphy," 1 Mar. 2018 So in 2010, the stimulus was unsalvageable politically. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Improving poll numbers give Republicans hope that the midterms might not be so bad," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unsalvageable

1917, in the meaning defined above

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