in·​ex·​pi·​a·​ble | \ (ˌ)i-ˈnek-spē-ə-bəl How to pronounce inexpiable (audio) \

Definition of inexpiable

1 : not capable of being atoned for
2 obsolete : implacable, unappeasable

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inexpiably \ (ˌ)i-​ˈnek-​spē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce inexpiably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of inexpiable in a Sentence

apparently, the gubernatorial candidate is guilty of the inexpiable sin of speaking out too openly and honestly about the state's financial woes

First Known Use of inexpiable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inexpiable

Middle English inexpyable, from Latin inexpiabilis, from in- + expiare to expiate

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“Inexpiable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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