from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Impossible to excuse or justify; unpardonable: inexcusable behavior.

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  • adj. not excusable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not excusable; not admitting excuse or justification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not excusable; incapable of being excused or justified: as, inexcusable folly.
  • Synonyms Unjustifiable, unpardonable, indefensible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without excuse or justification
  • adj. not excusable


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  • The moment he heard my name mentioned, his face flushed up; he drew me away into a corner, and referring to his cool reception of my advance years ago toward making his acquaintance, asked my pardon for what he termed his inexcusable ingratitude with an earnestness and an agitation which utterly astonished me.

    The Queen of Hearts

  • Jan. 26 Bloomberg -- Mitt Romney demanded an apology for what he called "inexcusable" and "repulsive" remarks by Newt Gingrich for calling him the most "anti-immigrant" candidate in the Republican presidential race, as the candidates squared off in the last debate before Florida's Jan. 31 primary. -- Top News

  • Sure Jackson sold a ton of records, he also engaged in inexcusable acts.

    Obama sends condolences to Jackson's family, says Gibbs

  • There are so many iconic books I have yet to read, and some I've been putting off in inexcusable fashion.

    What's Your Fall Reading List Look Like?

  • Although his lack of knowledge of the state of training at the time of deployment and his view of the nature of ROE training are profound shortcomings in a commander, even more lamentable and inexcusable is Col Labbé's failure to take action to determine whether his troops in fact trained adequately on the ROB [sic] developed by the Chief of the Defence Staff and understood them properly.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • An apostolic answer of an apostolic man, and resembling the reason given by the great Apostle of the loss of the ancient Gentiles, whom he calls inexcusable, for that having known good they followed evil; for it is in a word that which he inculcates in the first chapter of his epistle to the Romans.

    Treatise on the Love of God

  • But God's plan was to teach Israel, by the example of Nineveh, how inexcusable is their own impenitence, and how inevitable their ruin if they persevere.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The Lions 'four-down goal-line stand -- which Bears QB Jay Cutler called "inexcusable" -- temporarily allowed them to cling to a fourth-quarter lead. Sports News

  • And all this "waste and destruction," it will be the verdict of posterity, even the calmed sense of the present generation will agree, was wholly uncalled for, wholly unnecessary, contributed in no way to the prosperous and speedy termination of the war, but added materially to the losses by the war of the General Government, lit up the fires of hatred in many a hitherto loyal Southern breast, brutalized and demoralized the whole Federal army, and was in short inexcusable in every aspect except upon the determination to exterminate the Southern people.

    The Last Ninety Days of the War in North-Carolina.

  • What’s inexcusable is for this kind of “it’s free, therefore it sucks” propaganda is now infesting the blogosphere.

    Free Coldplay CD


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