- a release from the penalty of an offense; a remission of penalty, as by a governor.
- the document by which such remission is declared.
verb (used with object)
Origin of pardon
SYNONYMS FOR pardon
Examples from the Web for unpardonable
Despite these and other unpardonable sins, banks showers tens of millions of dollars in bonus money on top executives.
The error is attributable to one of two causes; an ambition to 'gild refined gold,' or unpardonable carelessness.
To get the laugh against one, is the most unpardonable of all injuries in France, and this answer roused up the whole tribunal.
Roughness means want of culture and labor; that implies want of money, and that is—unpardonable.Homes And How To Make Them|Eugene Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for unpardonable (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unpardonable (2 of 2)
- release from punishment for an offence
- the warrant granting such release
- sorry; excuse me
- what did you say?
Derived Formspardonable, adjectivepardonably, adverbpardonless, adjective
Word Origin for pardon
Idioms and Phrases with unpardonable
see beg to differ; excuse me.