unsalvageable

adjective
un·​sal·​vage·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsal-vi-jə-bəl How to pronounce unsalvageable (audio) \

Definition of unsalvageable

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

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Other Words from unsalvageable

unsalvageably \ ˌən-​ˈsal-​vi-​jə-​blē How to pronounce unsalvageably (audio) \ adverb
a house in unsalvageably bad condition

Examples of unsalvageable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deal was centered around superstar guard Allen Iverson, whose difficult relationship with then-Sixers head coach Larry Brown was deemed unsalvageable. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons almost got Allen Iverson in his prime. How different would history be?," 22 June 2020 Detroit Free Press Darius Slay's relationship with Matt Patricia was fractured and unsalvageable, and the former Detroit Lions cornerback said that ultimately is what set the stage for his trade Thursday to the Philadelphia Eagles. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Darius Slay: I don't respect Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia because of 2018 incident," 20 Mar. 2020 Conversations usually run dry after everyone sends too many texts in a row and the scramble of typos and out-of-context comments is unsalvageable. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "How The Family Group Chat Is The Unlikely Glue Of The Latinx Diaspora," 13 May 2020 If not for the extraordinarily sturdy structure — the work of a legion of skilled black craftsmen — the Shaw-area hotel would have been unsalvageable. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, "The Whitelaw gave black people a place to stay when other hotels turned them away," 18 Feb. 2020 Some construction crews are scattered throughout the area, demolishing unsalvageable structures, clearing debris, installing new roofs and drywall. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Flattened by Hurricane Michael, Florida Town Tries to Stave Off Big Development," 3 Apr. 2019 The USS Arizona was later deemed unsalvageable and continues to sit in about 40 feet of water. Shaun Mckinnon, azcentral, "U.S. Navy will name new submarine the USS Arizona, recalling ship at Pearl Harbor," 23 Dec. 2019 The Healdsburg winery on Highway 128 is completely engulfed in flames, and Cal Fire determined the building is unsalvageable. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Live updates: Kincade Fire at 30,000 acres, massive wind gusts, evacuations in Oakley," 27 Oct. 2019 The building is unsalvageable and will need to come down, Lakamp said. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "First responders on scene of Bond Hill building collapse," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unsalvageable

1917, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2020

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“Unsalvageable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsalvageable. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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