Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Unfit for publication: an unpublishable manuscript.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not suitable for publication

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not suitable for publication

Etymologies

un- +‎ publishable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My objection to Catherine Wald and those who think like her is that they raise totally unrealistic hopes in what I call the unpublishable classes.

    Catherine Wald: The Resilient Writer

  • Hatton has thirty years of experience of getting scientific papers published, but describes this one, available on his personal website, as "unpublishable".

    The Register

  • On the liberal Internet angle, where I normally get dozens of "hate e-mail" over what I write, and usually quite a few "unpublishable" comments on the Political Pistachio site, there was complete silence.

    Canada Free Press

  • The JACNet project aims to publish previously "unpublishable" stories involving graft and corruption in government through a website accessible to a global audience.

    American Chronicle

  • I just didn't have the drive for it ... in large part because I was in a publishing mindset, and Shayara, as it is, seems unpublishable.

    Monday

  • Chris misses the point that the number of "fixed point" style papers has exploded in the journals, while good mathematics at the level of the JPE in 1964 are unpublishable in many top journals.

    Caldwell, Hayek, and Math, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • For instance, when bookseller Sylvia Beach, of Shakespeare & Company, in Paris, went about publishing James Joyce's unpublishable book, "Ulysses," she contacted writers and patrons of the arts throughout Europe, pre-selling copies.

    What does this make the future look like?

  • The writer, Anthony Mascarenhas, had been flown from his home in Karachi to Dhaka by the Pakistan military to report on the army's good work, but he returned with a different story, unpublishable by Mascarenhas's newspaper or any other in Pakistan.

    It's not the arithmetic of genocide that's important. It's that we pay attention | Ian Jack

  • Also, according to Roger's apparently unpublishable memoirs, a one-time "queen of perversions."

    Matt's TV Week in Review: Premiere Week Edition

  • Self-publishing is starting to look really good for the one mss (Second World Fantasy in Diary form) that appears to be unpublishable.

    msagara: A question about vanity press publications and bookstores

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