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exceptionable

[ik-sep-shuh-nuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
liable to exception or objection; objectionable.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; exception + -able
Related forms
exceptionableness, noun
exceptionably, adverb
Can be confused
exceptionable, exceptional.
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Examples for exceptionable
  • The custom is exceptionable on every principle, both of morals and physiology.
  • In style they are un exceptionable, and there are no poor qualities among them.
British Dictionary definitions for exceptionable

exceptionable

/ɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl/
adjective
1.
open to or subject to objection; objectionable
Derived Forms
exceptionableness, noun
exceptionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for exceptionable
exceptionable
1690s, from exception + -able.
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