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

Definition of inexcusable

: impossible to excuse or justify inexcusable rudeness

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
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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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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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