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inexcusable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inexcusable not excusable
    • adj inexcusable without excuse or justification
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inexcusable Not excusable; not admitting excuse or justification; as, inexcusable folly. "Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest; for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inexcusable Not excusable; incapable of being excused or justified: as, inexcusable folly.
    • inexcusable Synonyms Unjustifiable, unpardonable, indefensible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inexcusable in-eks-kūz′a-bl not justifiable: unpardonable
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Quotations

  • Tennessee Williams
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    “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
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    “It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inexcusabilis,: cf. F. inexcusable,. See Excuse

Usage

In literature:

You are all so inexcusably honest, confound you.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
His rejection of miracles, and of the supernatural origin of Christianity, seemed inexcusable.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
This was inexcusable, and I'm surprised I did it.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.)" by Various
From her point of view it is utterly unreasonable, inexcusable.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
Your silence in regard to her being a girl might seem inexcusable to me only that I am glad, now, that you kept silence.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
The inactivity of the British arms appears the more inexcusable, when we consider the great armaments which had been prepared.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
What was that but betrayal, rank, inexcusable betrayal!
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
We now come to one of the most inexcusable deeds with which Rationalism stands charged.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The half-confidence was inexcusable, and I was aware of this.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
There was something inexcusably cruel in the termination of Baranof's services with the fur company.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Then their remaining at Scott would be inexcusable.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
But you, who have the added light of another generation, are inexcusable if you fall into such a state.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
The General's language was utterly inexcusable.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
E. B. C. is quite right about obscurity of Phrase: which is inexcusable unless where the Passion of the Speakers makes such utterance natural.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
Oh, imbeciles, idiots, inexcusable owls!
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
But was it strange or inexcusable?
"The Romance of an Old Fool" by Roswell Field
The most inexcusable unfitness is venereal disease.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
Moreover, you forget your place, and inexcusably, even for an old servant.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
Either he was truly the predicted Messiah or he made an inexcusable error.
"The Mistakes of Jesus" by William Floyd
Crime implies bad intentions, or mistakes that result from inexcusable neglect of available knowledge.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
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In news:

Animals' incident ' inexcusable .
Littering while trout fishing is inexcusable .
To be going that fast is insane and inexcusable .
Medvedev slams Putin's ' inexcusable ' Libya 'crusade' comments.
Pelosi's Inaction on Massa Harassment Inexcusable .
Government shutdown would be " inexcusable ".
Former teacher acquitted but still guilty of inexcusably poor judgment.
The Tea Party wants an apology from the head of the Teamsters union, and is demanding the president condemn the union chief for what the organization calls "inexcusable" remarks.
His behavior was inappropriate and inexcusable, so let's start with that.
Benton County Election Woes Inexcusable.
"It is inexcusable to take innocent life".
To ask residents to drive through the flood zone to Lahainaluna is inexcusable.
IRVING, Texas – The minimum-wage receiver owned up to the inexcusable gaffe of not hustling back to the line of scrimmage with the game on the line.
The City Hall riot was inexcusable.
Botched Cal Ripken ID inexcusable, but rest of coverage was impressive.
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