Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[in-ik-skyoo-zuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈskyu zə bəl/
incapable of being excused or justified.
Origin of inexcusable
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inexcūsābilis; see in-3, excusable
Related forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
unpardonable, unforgivable, intolerable. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for inexcusable
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • For her own sake, it must be believed that no man had touched her heart, or her conduct would be inexcusable.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • Those women are inexcusable who forget what is due to themselves, and the opinion of the world.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • This thing is inexcusable, but ever since that first trip to the Islands I've been subject to it.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • First that infantile, inexcusable business of the shutters, and now this!

    The Moon is Green Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Her conduct was immoral, inexcusable, worthy of any punishment within his power.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for inexcusable


not able to be excused or justified
Derived Forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for inexcusable

early 15c., from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + excusabilis, from excusare (see excuse). Related: Inexcusably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for inexcusable

Scrabble Words With Friends