unserviceable

adjective
un·​ser·​vice·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsər-və-sə-bəl How to pronounce unserviceable (audio) \

Definition of unserviceable

: not ready or able to be used : not serviceable … the locks all through the house were old-fashioned and unserviceable.— Anthony Trollope

Other Words from unserviceable

unserviceableness noun
unserviceably \ ˌən-​ˈsər-​və-​sə-​blē How to pronounce unserviceable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unserviceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heller lowered flags into the fire as members of the Sons of the American Legion handed him unserviceable flags. Lydia Morrell, Journal Sentinel, 14 June 2022 The Federal Flag Code says that unserviceable flags should be burned in a respectful, ceremonial manner, but do so discreetly so people don't misinterpret your intentions. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 The Federal Flag Code says that unserviceable flags should be burned in a respectful, ceremonial manner, but do so discreetly so people don't misinterpret your intentions. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 The Federal Flag Code says that unserviceable flags should be burned in a respectful, ceremonial manner, but do so discreetly so people don't misinterpret your intentions. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 The Federal Flag Code says that unserviceable flags should be burned in a respectful, ceremonial manner, but do so discreetly so people don't misinterpret your intentions. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 The Federal Flag Code says that unserviceable flags should be burned in a respectful, ceremonial manner, but do so discreetly so people don't misinterpret your intentions. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 The Federal Flag Code says that unserviceable flags should be burned in a respectful, ceremonial manner, but do so discreetly so people don't misinterpret your intentions. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 Franklin Park Boy Scout Troop 158 helped carry dozens of American flags, which were deemed unserviceable, to a hearse to be honorably disposed of through cremation at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, 12 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of unserviceable

1535, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

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“Unserviceable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unserviceable. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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