un·​sold | \ ˌən-ˈsōld How to pronounce unsold (audio) \

Definition of unsold

: not sold

Examples of unsold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inventory of unsold homes was down 15.5% from February 2021. Alex Veiga, chicagotribune.com, 18 Mar. 2022 Some companies leave unsold items with the homeowner, but others do trash removal at the end of the day. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, 7 Jan. 2022 Just up the road from the site that hosted the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, an undercover investigation of an Amazon UK fulfillment centre found that most returns and unsold items were destroyed. Tima Bansal, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 Most brands produce too many goods, which leads to heavy discounting to clear unsold items. WSJ, 25 Sep. 2021 The thrift stores' profits go toward community programs and employment services, and Deseret Industries sends unsold items to be used in humanitarian relief, according to their website. Alexis Potter, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2021 For an off-price retailer such as T.J. Maxx, which feeds on regular scraps of unsold inventory, 2021 was a famine year. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 23 May 2022 The funds will be used to streamline brand integration, enhance data analytics capability and find solutions for brands to resell unsold inventory and product returns, along with exploring auctions and other upcycling opportunities. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Luxury brands that once destroyed and even burned unsold merchandise are now thinking of ways to reinvent it. New York Times, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsold

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsold. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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