inexcusable

adjective
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 inexcusable (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 That the act was not preventing violence but was, instead, one of committing it, made the action inexcusable. Lewis R. Gordon, The Conversation, "Derek Chauvin trial: 3 questions America needs to ask about seeking racial justice in a court of law," 12 Apr. 2021 Remember the 34 turnovers committed Tuesday night, inexcusable to coach Brian Swift, once a standout guard for the Tigers, who now have a pair of All-Ohio seniors in their backcourt with Ramelle Arnold and Jaden Hameed. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Warrensville Heights isn’t satisfied after working overtime: Boys basketball rewind," 6 Jan. 2021 But his actions also led to his former partner fearing for her safety, which is inexcusable. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Colton Underwood’s Coming Out Can Have Two Truths. Listen To Both Of Them," 15 Apr. 2021 The misses at running back were inexcusable, but signing two top-100 backs in 2021 deserve to be praised. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Which assistant coach is Ohio State football’s most valuable recruiter?," 2 Apr. 2021 What your brother-in-law did in response was inexcusable. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Scuffle over fried pickles leaves bad aftertaste," 21 Feb. 2021 What your brother-in-law did in response was inexcusable. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Food-snatching incident leaves bad aftertaste," 21 Feb. 2021 Some commentators have been quick to condemn the company, saying the latest snafu is inexcusable. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "AstraZeneca’s U.S. trial results debacle further widens its credibility gap," 23 Mar. 2021 What your brother-in-law did in response was inexcusable. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Scuffle over fried pickles leaves bad aftertaste," 21 Feb. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inexcusable. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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inexcusable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inexcusable

: too bad or wrong to be excused or ignored

inexcusable

adjective
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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