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

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Whatever the cause, The Kitchen is an unsalvageable mess. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Kitchen Can’t Figure Out What Kind of Gangster Film It Is," 9 Aug. 2019 About a month ago, the entity that owns the two hospitals filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying that although St. Christopher's was profitable, Hahnemann's financial situation was unsalvageable. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "Buy a failing hospital and profit. This could be a dangerous new playbook for rich investors," 29 July 2019 Just as the Jazz had started to become nationally relevant, he was scrapped from its long-term plans, another top pick deemed unsalvageable. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Alec Burks looks to maximize opportunity with Warriors," 12 July 2019 If the Paul-Harden relationship was truly unsalvageable, then this trade makes more sense. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "The Rockets' Trade for Russell Westbrook Reeks of Desperation," 11 July 2019 Once recognized as a symbol of the city’s growth and achievements, the building was shuttered in the mid-1990s and deteriorated into an eyesore that was deemed unsalvageable. Jennifer Bolton, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena’s only skyscraper to fall July 21," 1 July 2019 If researchers could build a quantum computer that could outperform classical supercomputers, the thinking goes, cryptographers could use a particular algorithm called Shor’s algorithm to render the RSA cryptosystem unsalvageable. Quanta Magazine, "Why Quantum Computers Might Not Break Cryptography," 15 May 2017 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

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First Known Use of unsalvageable

1917, in the meaning defined above

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