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Open to objection; causing disapproval or offence.‘his drawings are almost the only exceptionable part of his work’
offensive, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, displeasing, unacceptable, off-putting, undesirable, obnoxiousView synonyms
- ‘There is nothing intrinsically wrong with, or legally exceptionable about, that.’
- ‘It is good that authors should be remunerated and the least exceptionable way of remunerating them is by a monopoly, yet monopoly is an evil for the sake of the good.’
- ‘The word ‘weird’ seems a bit extreme, with ‘surprising’ being less exceptionable, but McKeon put the bat on the ball.’
- ‘As conspiracy, it's too probable to be either exceptionable or particularly interesting.’
- ‘So far as the fees of those instructing me are concerned, the hourly rate of £1.20 I submit is not exceptionable.’
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