beyond the pale

Definition of beyond the pale

  1. :  offensive or unacceptable <conduct that was beyond the pale>

Word by Word Definitions

beyondplay
  1. :  on or to the farther side :  farther

    :  in addition :  besides

  1. :  on or to the farther side of :  at a greater distance than

    :  out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of

    :  in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. :  something that lies on or to the farther side :  something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)

    :  something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

    :  hereafter

paleplay
  1. :  palisade, paling

    :  one of the stakes of a palisade

    :  picket

  1. :  to enclose with pales :  fence

  1. :  deficient in color or intensity of color :  pallid

    :  not bright or brilliant :  dim

    :  feeble, faint

  1. :  to become pale

    :  to make pale


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