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[in-ik-skyoo-zuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈskyu zə bəl/
incapable of being excused or justified.
Origin of inexcusable
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inexcūsābilis; see in-3, excuse, -able
Related forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
unpardonable, unforgivable, intolerable. Unabridged
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  • For her own sake, it must be believed that no man had touched her heart, or her conduct would be inexcusable.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • It was inexcusable that he had been subjected to such a demonstration.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This thing is inexcusable, but ever since that first trip to the Islands I've been subject to it.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • I overlook your being so foolish; but for me it is inexcusable.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
  • Her conduct was immoral, inexcusable, worthy of any punishment within his power.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for inexcusable


not able to be excused or justified
Derived Forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inexcusable

early 15c., from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + excusabilis, from excusare (see excuse). Related: Inexcusably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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