[uhn-ik-sep-shuh-nuh-buh l]


not offering any basis for exception or objection; beyond criticism: an unexceptionable record of achievement.

Origin of unexceptionable

First recorded in 1655–65; un-1 + exceptionable
Related formsun·ex·cep·tion·a·ble·ness, nounun·ex·cep·tion·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedunexceptionable unexceptional
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beyond criticism or objection
Derived Formsunexceptionableness or unexceptionability, noununexceptionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unexceptionable

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + exceptionable.

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