adjective par·don·able \ˈpärd-nə-bəl, ˈpär-dən-ə-bəl\

: able to be forgiven : not so bad that it cannot be forgiven or excused

Full Definition of PARDONABLE

:  admitting of being pardoned :  excusable <pardonable offenses>
par·don·able·ness noun
par·don·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of PARDONABLE

  1. It was a pardonable mistake.
  2. <the new parents' gushing pride was pardonable>

First Known Use of PARDONABLE

15th century


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