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

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Targeting individuals on the basis of their religion, ethnicity or race is inexcusable. Marcy Oster,, "Photos of thousands of Yeshiva University students appear on white nationalist website," 4 Sep. 2019 The other one is inexcusable, the one that J.K. spins on, the ball pops out. Stephen Means,, "Everything Ryan Day said at his weekly Tuesday press conference in preparation for Cincinnati: Ohio State football news," 3 Sep. 2019 My actions last night were distasteful and inexcusable, and there is no place for it in the game of soccer. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Minnesota United gives up two late goals, falls 5-3 to FC Dallas," 10 Aug. 2019 The #MeToo movement has exposed real injustice and inexcusable, sometimes criminal, behavior by men in power. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Political Distortion of Language," 7 Oct. 2018 Last year’s loss was understandable in hindsight, given Minshew’s play and the hysteria in Pullman with College GameDay being in town, but the early offensive execution issues were inexcusable., "Oregon opponent early scouting report: Washington State," 17 July 2019 To run a starting pitcher in the 1st inning, for an unintentional plunk is inexcusable. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: The bullpen is the Cincinnati Reds' strength. Why not use it?," 18 June 2019 Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated. Robyn Merrett,, "Police Investigating After an All-In Family Fight Breaks Out in Disneyland's Toontown," 8 July 2019 After a four-minute delay — simply inexcusable — even the sharpest observers couldn’t spot the violation that disallowed the goal. Bruce Jenkins,, "World Cup’s VAR replay system tarnishes a great event," 25 June 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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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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