un·​sal·​vage·​able ˌən-ˈsal-vi-jə-bəl How to pronounce unsalvageable (audio)
: not capable of being salvaged : not salvageable
a house in unsalvageable condition
an unsalvageable relationship
unsalvageably adverb
a house in unsalvageably bad condition

Examples of unsalvageable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What remains is likely to be in worse shape or even unsalvageable. Dara Massicot, Foreign Affairs, 8 Mar. 2024 The statue's remains were found by the Wichita Fire Department dismantled, burned and unsalvageable in a small trash fire. League 42, which was founded in 2013 and named after Robinson's jersey number, raised $194,780 through an online campaign launched to replace the statue. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 13 Feb. 2024 The statue is unsalvageable…and League 42, the organization that built the statue is now looking to fund a replacement, while a city-wide manhunt continues for the vandals, who were caught on camera. Patricia Garcia, Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb. 2024 Both embraced the surreal as a way of repairing and elevating what appear to be unimportant, unsalvageable lives. Jesse Green, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2023 The pastry filling is best enjoyed the first time around, as Brigman says this is another one that'll separate and become unsalvageable. Samantha Vincenty, Women's Health, 6 May 2023 Within an hour, our neighbor’s house burnt to the ground and ours was unsalvageable. Alyson Watson, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2023 That doesn’t mean the issue is totally unsalvageable. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 13 Jan. 2023 Creepy gestures are unsalvageable. Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsalvageable was in 1917

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“Unsalvageable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsalvageable. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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