pardonable

adjective
par·don·able | \ˈpärd-nə-bəl, ˈpär-dᵊn-ə-bəl\

Definition of pardonable 

: admitting of being pardoned : excusable pardonable offenses

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from pardonable

pardonableness noun
pardonably \ˈpärd-nə-blē, ˈpär-dᵊn-ə-blē \ adverb

Examples of pardonable in a Sentence

It was a pardonable mistake. the new parents' gushing pride was pardonable

Recent Examples on the Web

But now, without any provocation, and without the justification of reprisal or retaliation, a refusal to outlaw the use of the bomb save in reprisal is making a political purpose of its possession; this is hardly pardonable. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "The Atlantic Daily: National-Security Shakeup," 2 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pardonable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of pardonable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pardonable

Share pardonable

Dictionary Entries near pardonable

pardner

pardo

pardon

pardonable

pardoner

pardon my French

Pardubice

Statistics for pardonable

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pardonable

The first known use of pardonable was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pardonable

pardonable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pardonable

: able to be forgiven : not so bad that it cannot be forgiven or excused

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on pardonable

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for pardonable

Spanish Central: Translation of pardonable

Nglish: Translation of pardonable for Spanish Speakers

Comments on pardonable

What made you want to look up pardonable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!