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[in-uh d-mis-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn ədˈmɪs ə bəl/
not admissible; not allowable:
Such evidence would be inadmissible in any court.
Origin of inadmissible
First recorded in 1770-80; in-3 + admissible
Related forms
inadmissibility, noun
inadmissibly, adverb Unabridged
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  • This is inadmissible; it is the same error as believing that the world emanates from God.

  • MacLennan maintains the existence of matriarchy in promiscuity, but this is inadmissible.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • All these methods are inadmissible, and should be vigorously denounced.

  • "That is also inadmissible," answered the magistrate severely.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • Even Scipio's terms were found by Hasdrubal to be inadmissible.

    Hannibal Jacob Abbott
  • She endures her inadmissible divinity; she is magnanimous and thrills at so being.

British Dictionary definitions for inadmissible


not admissible or allowable
Derived Forms
inadmissibility, noun
inadmissibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inadmissible

1776, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + admissible. Related: Inadmissibility.

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