unsold

adjective

un·​sold ˌən-ˈsōld How to pronounce unsold (audio)
: not sold

Examples of unsold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That demand dried up, leaving chip makers stuck with big inventories of unsold components and little immediate need for new factories. Ana Swanson, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2024 Elephants at Berlin’s Tierpark Zoo are enjoying munching on Christmas leftovers after the delivery Thursday of crunchy, unsold Christmas trees, in what has become an annual event. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 Crump also says that the contract signed by the musicians required Snoop Dogg and Master P to buy back any unsold cereal. Anna Gordon, TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 Four years later, the house remains unsold and the ask has precipitously dropped by an eye-popping $60 million—a 44% nosedive from what the 82-year-old originally wanted. James McClain, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2024 Macintosh dramatically undercut the Lisa in price and could run similar applications, so Apple was stuck with large amounts of unsold Lisa units. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2024 Older patrons can take advantage of rush tickets, with unsold tickets going for $35 at the box office two hours before showtime. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 But there was only a trickle, and many individual residences remained unsold. Michael Waters, The New Yorker, 4 Jan. 2024 Additionally, increasing the number of dispensaries is crucial to alleviating a bottleneck that has led to most of the state's 600,000-pound cannabis stockpile remaining unsold in storage facilities, according to The New York Times. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsold was in the 14th century

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“Unsold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsold. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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