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inexcusable

[in-ik-skyoo-zuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈskyu zə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being excused or justified.
Origin of inexcusable
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inexcūsābilis; see in-3, excusable
Related forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
Synonyms
unpardonable, unforgivable, intolerable.
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  • It had ceased to be the simple shock necessary to re-establish his composure, and had inexcusably become a pleasure in itself.

    Very Woman Remy de Gourmont
  • His nature, considering what a wife he has got, is inexcusably meek and patient.

  • The simplest demands of a truly scientific mind are slighted so inexcusably.

    The Will to Doubt Alfred H. Lloyd
  • It would be inexcusably foolish on my part to speak too plainly, just yet.

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  • The whole of the yards were redolent of dirt; and the people, each and all, inexcusably foul in person.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • Did he want to make her feel how inexcusably she had forgotten what was due to herself?

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  • What have I to hope for from you when you treat a stranger so inexcusably?

    In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham
  • At the time I thought him inexcusably and brutally unkind to me.

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  • She couldn't and wouldn't deny that Mr. Blackburn had been inexcusably rude to his wife at his own table.

    The Builders Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for inexcusably

inexcusable

/ˌɪnɪkˈskjuːzəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be excused or justified
Derived Forms
inexcusability, inexcusableness, noun
inexcusably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexcusably

inexcusable

adj.

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

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