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inexcusable

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adjective in·ex·cus·able \ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of inexcusable

  • : too bad or wrong to be excused or ignored

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inexcusable

  1. :  impossible to excuse or justify <inexcusable rudeness>

inexcusableness noun
inexcusably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of inexcusable in a sentence

  1. <spitting at a teacher is inexcusable behavior and will be severely punished>



Origin of inexcusable

Middle English, from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- + excusabilis excusable


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with inexcusable


INEXCUSABLE Defined for Kids

inexcusable

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adjective in·ex·cus·able \ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\

Definition of inexcusable for Students

  1. :  not to be excused <Waste is inexcusable.>

inexcusably \-blē\ adverb




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