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 Then she was informed his absences were unexcused, and reluctantly sent him to class Thursday. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, "As coronavirus sweeps country, parents worry about vulnerable kids being kept in school," 13 Mar. 2020 In Montgomery County, students learned their absences would be unexcused and their grades could be affected. Joe Heim, Washington Post, "For student protesters, consequences are across the map," 22 Feb. 2018 The first ballot measure would amend the state’s constitution to prevent legislators with 10 unexcused absences from floor sessions from holding office in the next term. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Proposed ballot measures aim to stop Oregon lawmakers from walking out," 26 Mar. 2020 Any missed days over the lack of vaccine records will be counted as an unexcused absence, the school district said. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Seattle Public Schools Won’t Allow Unvaccinated Kids to Return to Class After Winter Break," 31 Dec. 2019 Jaylon would cycle through two schools, receive 30 suspensions and rack up 70 unexcused absences. Erica L. Green, New York Times, "Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water," 6 Nov. 2019 On Wednesday, Brown reportedly confronted Mayock over a letter fining him nearly $54,000 for unexcused training-camp absences. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders’ officials remain mum on Antonio Brown’s release," 9 Sep. 2019 He was spotted in a hot-air balloon shortly after that time and was reportedly fined $40,000 for the unexcused absence. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s what happened between Antonio Brown and the Raiders," 8 Sep. 2019 However, on Wednesday Raiders GM Mike Mayock fined him $54,000 for previous unexcused absences. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Antonio Brown released by Oakland Raiders, reportedly headed to New England Patriots," 7 Sep. 2019

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circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Unexcused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexcused. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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