Meaning of UNSERVICEABLE in English


“+ adjective

1. : not capable of being used usually by reason of wear, impairment, or obsolescence

an unserviceable car was defined as one which had been driven 40,000 miles — Newsweek

unserviceable equipment may be discarded and replaced

2. : not able to give service or aid : useless , inept

unserviceable and grossly insolent civil servants — G.B.Shaw

despite our best efforts, we proved to be quite unserviceable for his purposes

3. chiefly Britain : incapable of doing military service

ragged, ill-fed, and unserviceable troops

• un·serviceableness “+ noun

• un·serviceably “+ adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.