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 Delivery service Imperfect Foods has made a whole business out of that, saving foods considered unsellable, often because of physical deformities that don’t impact taste or nutritional value. BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2021 In each case, Black families had little choice but to leave, giving up not only their houses, which pollution had rendered unsellable, but also their community. Anya Groner, The Atlantic, 7 May 2021 For the Hollywood of the seventies and eighties, the Victors of the world were unrecognizable—and unsellable—types. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021 Each of the more than 50 items in the ReCollection 01 line, which launched today, is made from unsellable pieces donated by the designer and reinterpreted by Atelier & Repairs, an L.A.-based workshop focused on perpetuating circular fashion. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, 1 Apr. 2021 This makes the Ivory unsellable and it can’t be consumed. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2021 Even the smallest amount of a male plant’s pollen can seed a whole crop, and pot with seeds is unsellable. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, 21 Jan. 2021 Hurricane Zeta — the final storm to make landfall in Louisiana during a record-breaking hurricane season — caused growers in the area to lose 75-90% of their crop, knocking the heavy, ripe fruits off their branches and rendering them unsellable. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 1 Jan. 2021 The vast suburban homes of boomers and Gen X-ers were forecast to become unsellable. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unsellable

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 17 Sep. 2021.

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