inexcusable

[ in-ik-skyoo-zuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈskyu zə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being excused or justified.

Nearby words

  1. inevitability,
  2. inevitable,
  3. inevitably,
  4. inexact,
  5. inexactitude,
  6. inexertion,
  7. inexhaustible,
  8. inexistent,
  9. inexorable,
  10. inexpedient

Origin of inexcusable

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inexcūsābilis; see in-3, excuse, -able

Related formsin·ex·cus·a·bil·i·ty, in·ex·cus·a·ble·ness, nounin·ex·cus·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inexcusable

inexcusable

/ (ˌɪnɪkˈskjuːzəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be excused or justified
Derived Formsinexcusability or inexcusableness, nouninexcusably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inexcusable

inexcusable

adj.

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

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