- not to be expiated; not allowing for expiation or atonement: an inexpiable crime.
- Obsolete. implacable: inexpiable hate.
Origin of inexpiable
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Examples from the Web for inexpiable
A new Ahasuerus, cursed by inexpiable crime, yet sustained by a great purpose.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Where, then, was the inexpiable crime of those who fulfilled the beneficent intention?Tancred
There were stories of inexpiable crimes, but stories also of guilt that seemed successful.Romola
Yes, yes; it was terrible guilt, an inexpiable crime, and she feels it to be so.The Marble Faun, Volume I.
Yet the error was not inexpiable; and in his expiation he could put the seal to his devotion.Ragged Lady, Complete
William Dean Howells
- incapable of being expiated; unpardonable
- archaic implacable
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Word Origin and History for inexpiable
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