unsellable

adjective
un·​sell·​able | \ ˌən-ˈse-lə-bəl How to pronounce unsellable (audio) \

Definition of unsellable

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

Examples of unsellable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Android OEMs seem to all believe that small phone designs are unsellable, and if that's true, there's really nothing to worry about. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s midrange Galaxy S10 Lite comes to the US for $650," 16 Apr. 2020 The store deemed all of the items in her cart unsellable due to cross-contamination, the employee said. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "A woman was arrested after licking $1,800 worth of grocery store items, police say," 9 Apr. 2020 Lamb and Davis, who are actually twin sisters (born 3 minutes apart, FYI), will be challenged to sell 10 homes in the Seattle area that have been deemed unsellable by marketplace standards. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "HGTV's 'Unsellable Houses' Challenges Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis to Sell Homes Deemed Unsellable in the Seattle Area," 28 Jan. 2020 While MacVeigh and Granims settled on a way to make a bust happen, Granims agreed to take MacVeigh and his FBI colleagues out to a site in Miami where the crew had been discarding unsellable jewelry in a canal. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "The Rise and Fall of an All-Star Crew of Jewel Thieves," 17 Dec. 2019 The materials in the sofa are damaged, unsellable, or cut from obsolete stocks of Balenciaga clothing. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This Sofa Is Made of Discarded Balenciaga Garments," 5 Dec. 2019 Balenciaga has teamed up with Russian artist Harry Nuriev on a striking sofa crafted of Balenciaga clothing that's either damaged, unsellable, or left over from past seasons. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Balenciaga Just Created a Standout Sofa with Artist Harry Nuriev," 4 Dec. 2019 He, in turn, apparently told Liverpool that K2 is not 'unsellable' but would cost €110-120m, unless a particularly 'appreciated' player is thrown into a part-exchange. SI.com, "Liverpool Speak to Kalidou Koulibaly's Agent About Move & Why it's Not Going to Happen," 18 June 2019 Napoli pair Piotr Zielinski and Fabian Ruiz are the two men in question, though the Partenopei see these two players as unsellable and would be more open to letting Lorenzo Insigne go instead. SI.com, "Napoli Enter Race for Mauro Icardi as Antonio Conte Targets Partenopei Pair in Swap Deal," 9 June 2019

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsellable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsellable. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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