unacceptable

adjective un·ac·cept·able \ ˌən-ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl , -ak- \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of unacceptable

: not acceptable : not pleasing or welcome

unacceptability

play \ˌən-ik-ˌsep-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

unacceptably

play \ˌən-ik-ˈsep-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of unacceptable in a Sentence

  1. a word that is unacceptable in formal English

  2. Some of her ideas were unacceptable to other people.

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First Known Use of unacceptable

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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unacceptable Synonyms

Phrases

below par (or under);


UNACCEPTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unacceptable

Definition of unacceptable for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasing or welcome : not acceptable


UNACCEPTABLE Defined for Kids

unacceptable

adjective un·ac·cept·able \ ˌən-ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl , -ak- \

Definition of unacceptable for Students

: not pleasing or welcome : not acceptable
  • unacceptable behavior


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