Definition of unsellable in English:



  • Not able to be sold, or very difficult to sell.

    ‘many of the houses are unsellable’
    • ‘For a start, the unpalatable truth is that the PC is in real danger of becoming an unsellable product.’
    • ‘Ghana has been flooded with cheap tomatoes, grown in European Union countries and subsidised by EU taxpayers, making his own efforts unsellable.’
    • ‘With our luck, if we had anything drinkable it would probably be unsellable.’
    • ‘Yet I've heard from the publishing industry in the past that academia tends to produce uncommercial / unsellable writing.’
    • ‘They desperately wanted to move, but their house was unsellable.’
    • ‘The situation will only get worse as the number of unsellable animals increases.’
    • ‘They sit around in the house for an undefined period… going nowhere, getting in the way, getting gradually more and more damaged until they are unsellable.’
    • ‘The paintings, Madam Bacelli by Thomas Gainsborough, worth 2.5m, and The Scene of Florence by Bernado Belloto, worth 1.27m, have not been seen since, but are considered unsellable.’
    • ‘The fact that many farms in County Carlow were unsellable as proved by recent auctions, shows the real story and unattractiveness of farm-ing, " Senator Browne contended.’
    • ‘Sterilization is unnecessary and unsellable.’
    • ‘Yet Nimbus shares, in big blocks, have been virtually unsellable for a long time.’
    • ‘They are both currently politically unsellable.’
    • ‘On the top marble of the entranceway was engraved "Nothing is impossible" but it might as well have been "Nothing is unsellable"’
    • ‘Those living more than 100 meters from the line are not entitled to any compensation even though many of their homes are unsellable and devalued by over 50 per cent.’
    • ‘Justine Greening, shadow Treasury minister, said many cars would become virtually unsellable as a result.’
    • ‘The London-based Arts Lost Register (ALR) said the two works, Madame Baccelli by Thomas Gainsborough and View of Florence by Bernardo Belloto, together worth £ 3 million, were unsellable.’
    • ‘Smailes points out, however, that some homes are just unsellable.’
    • ‘Growing numbers of homes are unsold and unsellable.’
    • ‘Since reunification thousands of plattenbau, which means panel construction, have been demolished in Dresden, Magdeburg and Leipzig, while many more are unsellable and unrentable.’
    • ‘Selby flood victims said today they were "gobsmacked" after homes they thought might be unsellable were "selling like hot cakes."’
    faulty, flawed, defective, shoddy, unsound, unsaleable, unfit, inferior, second-rate, below par, below standard, substandard
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