in·​ex·​cus·​able | \ ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce inexcusable (audio) \

Definition of inexcusable

: impossible to excuse or justify inexcusable rudeness

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Other Words from inexcusable

inexcusableness noun
inexcusably \ ˌi-​nik-​ˈskyü-​zə-​blē How to pronounce inexcusably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of inexcusable in a Sentence

spitting at a teacher is inexcusable behavior and will be severely punished
Recent Examples on the Web His hijinks in flouting the rule of law, though inexcusable, have not concealed the continuity of American governance, for good and for ill. Samuel Moyn, The New York Review of Books, "The Trouble with Comparisons," 19 May 2020 Defense attorney Shannon Demler has said his client did something inexcusable but wanted the family to find closure. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fox News, "Slain Utah girl remembered for her kindness, love of nature," 5 June 2019 Whipple’s defense attorney said his client did something inexcusable but wants the family to find closure. Washington Post, "The Latest: Slain girl remembered as kind, nature-loving," 4 June 2019 Thousands experienced inexcusable delays from a variety of factors, from a lack of polling sites, to poor processes, to a lack of voting machines. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Super Tuesday changed the Democratic race," 4 Mar. 2020 The image and the post were inappropriate and inexcusable., "Facebook invests in India telecom giant Jio for e-commerce," 22 Apr. 2020 The image and the post were inappropriate and inexcusable. Iliana Magra, New York Times, "Lululemon Fires Employee Over ‘Bat Fried Rice’ Shirt," 22 Apr. 2020 But what happened to UCF on a floundering Friday night in northeast Oklahoma was inexplicable and inexcusable. Mike Bianchi,, "Sadly, UCF is now just an average, run-of-the-mill, non-Power 5 program | Commentary," 8 Nov. 2019 What is inexcusable for Cleveland’s defense happened just four plays later. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Big plays crush Browns defense while offense settles for too many field goals in pivotal loss," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of inexcusable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inexcusable

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

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“Inexcusable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inexcusable

: too bad or wrong to be excused or ignored


in·​ex·​cus·​able | \ ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce inexcusable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inexcusable

: not to be excused Waste is inexcusable.

Other Words from inexcusable

inexcusably \ -​blē \ adverb

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