generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory.

Origin of accepted

First recorded in 1485–95; accept + -ed2
Related formsac·cept·ed·ly, adverbqua·si-ac·cept·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cept·ed, adjectivewell-ac·cept·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unaccepted

Historical Examples of unaccepted

  • An offer is a revocable and unaccepted communication of willingness to promise.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • So long as they are unaccepted, they possess the same character.

  • Shell have to accept it; or to live with it unaccepted, then.

    Adrienne Toner

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • Well—there must be many other natural laws, still undiscovered, or at least unaccepted.

    Dennison Grant

    Robert Stead

  • In a lover, as yet unaccepted, she felt this last quality to be embarrassing.

    Was It Right to Forgive?

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

British Dictionary definitions for unaccepted



commonly approved or recognized; customary; established
Derived Formsacceptedly, adverb
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