inexcusable

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adjective in·ex·cus·able \ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\

Definition of inexcusable

  1. :  impossible to excuse or justify <inexcusable rudeness>

inexcusableness

noun

inexcusably

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Examples of inexcusable in a sentence

  1. <spitting at a teacher is inexcusable behavior and will be severely punished>

Origin and Etymology of inexcusable

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


First Known Use: 15th century


INEXCUSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

inexcusable

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adjective in·ex·cus·able \ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\

Definition of inexcusable for English Language Learners

  • : too bad or wrong to be excused or ignored


INEXCUSABLE Defined for Kids

inexcusable

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adjective in·ex·cus·able \ˌi-nik-ˈskyü-zə-bəl\

Definition of inexcusable for Students

  1. :  not to be excused <Waste is inexcusable.>

inexcusably

\-blē\ adverb


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