un·​ex·​cused | \ ˌən-ik-ˈskyüzd How to pronounce unexcused (audio) \

Definition of unexcused

: not excused specifically : not officially excused or permitted an unexcused absence

Examples of unexcused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players can be fined $50,000 per day for any unexcused absence. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 8 July 2022 The team’s three-day minicamp in Owings Mills last week was mandatory, with unexcused absences carrying a potential fine of over $95,000. Jonas Shaffer, Baltimore Sun, 22 June 2022 Hudson, their 12th-year center, was an unexcused absence from minicamp, ostensibly to renegotiate the two years and $20 million left on his deal. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 Both excused and unexcused absences count toward that number. Hartford Courant, 17 June 2022 With starting center Rodney Hudson missing mandatory minicamp with an unexcused absence, the Cardinals have tried using Pugh at center. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2022 If a parent decided to keep the child out of school when such a lesson is taught, it would likely be recorded as an unexcused absence. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 Another sticking point: The company doesn’t allow enough unexcused absences, the miners say, to accommodate for family emergencies. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2022 Instead, her children were marked with unexcused absences, Lukas said. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unexcused

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2022

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“Unexcused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexcused. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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