[ in-eks-pee-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈɛks pi ə bəl /


not to be expiated; not allowing for expiation or atonement: an inexpiable crime.
Obsolete. implacable: inexpiable hate.

Origin of inexpiable

From the Latin word inexpiābilis, dating back to 1560–70. See in-3, expiable
Related formsin·ex·pi·a·ble·ness, nounin·ex·pi·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inexpiable


/ (ɪnˈɛkspɪəbəl) /


incapable of being expiated; unpardonable
archaic implacable
Derived Formsinexpiableness, nouninexpiably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexpiable



1560s, from Latin inexpiabilis "that cannot be atoned for," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + expiabilis, from expiare (see expiation).

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