un·​ex·​cep·​tion·​able ˌən-ik-ˈsep-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce unexceptionable (audio)
: not open to objection or criticism : beyond reproach : unimpeachable
unexceptionable integrity
unexceptionableness noun
unexceptionably adverb

Examples of unexceptionable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opponents have dismissed it as a screed, but much of it is a recitation of unexceptionable (and often boilerplate) arguments against wokeness. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2024 Now and then, Byrne puts the songs on hold and issues a few short political commands; as the movie’s title suggests, though, these are so unexceptionable (everyone should register to vote!), and so whimsically benign, that only the most churlish of viewers will dissent. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2020 For all Miss Manners knows, that may still motivate some guests, although the practice has become common to the point of being unexceptionable. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2022 The floor has been put in unexceptionable order for dancing, and the Committee on Arrangements flatters itself that every possible preparation looking to the enjoyment of the dancers has been provided for. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2022 This president has only, to my recollection, addressed the whole country on a national issue from his office once, and his appearance then was unexceptionable. Conrad Black, National Review, 30 Oct. 2019 These views, unexceptionable in academia, would likely make Ms. Gopinath unwelcome in India’s government. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, 4 Oct. 2018

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Word History


un- + obsolete exception to take exception, object

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unexceptionable was in 1664

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“Unexceptionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexceptionable. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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