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exceptionable

[ik-sep-shuh-nuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. liable to exception or objection; objectionable.
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Origin of exceptionable

First recorded in 1655–65; exception + -able
Related formsex·cep·tion·a·ble·ness, nounex·cep·tion·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedexceptionable exceptional
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Related Words

disagreeable, intolerable, obnoxious, offensive, unacceptable, undesirable, unpleasant, unwanted, unwelcome, upsetting

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British Dictionary definitions for exceptionable

exceptionable

adjective
  1. open to or subject to objection; objectionable
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Derived Formsexceptionableness, nounexceptionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for exceptionable

adj.

1660s, from exception + -able. Related: Exceptionably.

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