un·​sell·​able ˌən-ˈse-lə-bəl How to pronounce unsellable (audio)
: 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 In many cases, apartment owners have been trapped in unsellable homes—mortgage providers are unwilling to lend to buyers for properties without certification that their external walls are safe. Alex Christian, WIRED, 1 Mar. 2024 Some nurseries might consider these oddly shaped specimens unsellable, so never be afraid to ask what might be hiding in the back. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 29 Feb. 2024 Over the past few years, unsellable hand sanitizer has been accumulating at sites across the nation. WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 These problems can cause delays, increase costs and sometimes make the property unsellable. Stephen Nalley, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Beekeepers have access to multiple products designed to combat mites in beehives, from vaporized forms of formic and oxalic acids that must be applied while wearing protective equipment, to potent insecticides and miticides that render any resulting honey unsellable due to their toxic residues. Time, 3 July 2023 How else to explain that Rover, the name of vehicles that were all but unsellable a generation ago, is swimming in investment today while haughty Jaguar finds itself on a short leash? Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 29 Apr. 2023 After a 2017 fire at the Grenfell Tower in London that killed 72 people, many residents of high-rise properties have struggled to secure mortgages or affordable insurance from wary providers, making their homes all but unsellable. Damian Shepherd, Bloomberg.com, 20 Dec. 2022 During the cattle branding, the cowboys find stillborn buffalo carcasses in the fields, suggesting some of the cattle might be infected with brucellosis, a bacterial infection dangerous for humans and, therefore, rendering the heard unsellable. Joshua St. Clair, Men's Health, 19 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsellable was in 1975

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“Unsellable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsellable. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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