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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of going into a landfill, spoiled or otherwise unsellable vegetables are gathered up daily and turned into electricity which powers buildings, streetlights, and a kitchen that prepares meals for hundreds of people, including Ms. Devi. Kavitha Yarlagadda, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2022 Dead stock is unsellable inventory that was either over-ordered due to inaccurate forecasting (or sales/marketing predictions) or didn’t sell in a way that is consistent with the product’s sales history. Rick Morris, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The thieves tried to convince the victim to remove the Activation Lock feature that made her iPhone unusable and unsellable. Chris Smith, BGR, 16 Aug. 2022 If the Rams take home the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, all that Bengals gear will instantly become unsellable, at least in the eyes of the NFL. Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2022 This leads to a waste of time and money to scale an unsellable product. Bhaskar Ahuja, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 The fact that basically anyone could design and sell hastily coded Atari 2600 games with no interference from or cooperation with Atari led to a game market flooded with shovelware and to clearance bins filled with unsellable dreck. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 9 Dec. 2021 TheRealReal has been donating unsellable vintage garments to Collina Strada, whose designer Hillary Taymour remakes them into one-of-a-kind upcycled wonders. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

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