pardonable

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

Definition of pardonable

:admitting of being pardoned :excusable
  • pardonable offenses

pardonableness

noun

pardonably

play \ˈpärd-nə-blē, ˈpär-dᵊn-ə-blē\ adverb

Examples of pardonable in a Sentence

  1. It was a pardonable mistake.

  2. the new parents' gushing pride was pardonable

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First Known Use of pardonable

15th century


PARDONABLE Defined for English Language Learners

pardonable

adjective

Definition of pardonable for English Language Learners

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



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