un·​sell·​able | \ ˌən-ˈse-lə-bəl \

Definition of unsellable

: unable or unfit to be sold : not sellable unsellable titles damaged and unsellable goods

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Ever since the Reagan revolution, Democrats have had a sickening feeling that their core idea about government is unsellable. The Economist, "Fork in the roadShould the party move to the left or to the centre?," 12 July 2018 However, the Roma's sporting director Monchi has already admitted this summer that there is no such thing as an 'unsellable' player after he was quizzed over the future of rumoured Liverpool target Alisson Becker. SI.com, "Kostas Manolas Admits Interest in Joining Man Utd & Barça Amid Rumours of Roma Exit," 4 July 2018 The unsellable marijuana products will be quarantined for 72 hours, mixed with shredded paper and water and sent to a landfill. Julia Sclafani, sacbee, "Marijuana on clearance as dispensaries sell off inventory before new rules take effect," 28 June 2018 Unlike housing market crashes, where property values usually bounce back, these homes will be unusable (and unsellable) forever. Alex Harris, miamiherald, "Florida has more to lose with sea rise than anywhere else in the U.S., new study says," 18 June 2018 As properties become repeatedly flooded and more at risk, resale values will plummet, eventually becoming unsellable. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Coming crisis of coastal flooding: $1 trillion of real estate at risk by 2100," 18 June 2018 The items, which previously would have been unsellable, range from technical Summit Series outerwear to lifestyle apparel. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "The North Face Joins the Used Gear Movement," 8 June 2018 Rain is worse than snow, because wet papers are unsellable. Patrick Farrell, New York Times, "Last of the Newsies?," 20 Apr. 2018 When Britain’s ban on its ivory trade becomes law, these too could become unsellable and, in a sense, worthless. Scott Reyburn, New York Times, "Looming Ivory Ban Will Create a Mountain of Unsellable Antiques," 12 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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