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pardonable

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

Simple Definition of pardonable

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pardonable

  1. :  admitting of being pardoned :  excusable <pardonable offenses>

pardonableness noun
pardonably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of pardonable in a sentence

  1. It was a pardonable mistake.

  2. <the new parents' gushing pride was pardonable>



15th Century

First Known Use of pardonable

15th century



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