Definition of inexcusable in English:



  • Too bad to be justified or tolerated:

    ‘Matt's behaviour was inexcusable’
    • ‘We have to quit defending and justifying our inexcusable actions toward other animals.’
    • ‘The Herald said the condition of the hall was inexcusable given the status of the performer.’
    • ‘To sit, stubborn and obscurant, and refuse to acknowledge the roots of politicised mass murder is inexcusable.’
    • ‘It is inexcusable for a group of senators, many from distant states, to turn this into a partisan issue of their own.’
    • ‘The vitriol, as expressed above, is inexcusable in a civilized society - even on a blog page.’
    • ‘Indulging in inexcusable rivalries can only have a negative impact.’
    • ‘The fact that the politicians know what they are doing in playing to racist fears, and the damage it causes, makes it inexcusable.’
    • ‘Continuing a policy of cover-up and concealment would be inexcusable.’
    • ‘It is caused by a deliberate act, no matter how justifiable or inexcusable it may be.’
    • ‘To throw away a two-goal advantage once in a derby is unfortunate, twice though is careless, bordering on inexcusable.’
    • ‘Yesterday he told him their actions were inexplicable and inexcusable that night and could have had even more disastrous consequences.’
    • ‘He's a good man, but his acts of treason are inexcusable, whatever the reason.’
    • ‘It argues about the value of violence and extends difficult rationales for inexcusable acts.’
    • ‘It is so disheartening to hear inexcusable statements such as ‘I regret killing her’.’
    • ‘It would be inexcusable for us to destroy all those weapons and not have them as a backup in the event they're needed.’
    • ‘Either they did not see what was happening, which is inexcusable, or the board was so badly structured that dissenting voices could be ignored.’
    • ‘Harris was reported to have said that he did not believe that killing a child was always inexcusable.’
    • ‘For a prestigious seat of learning to be acting in such a reckless manner is inexcusable.’
    • ‘The loss of a case file is an inexcusable error and totally unacceptable.’
    • ‘The trade restrictions of the developed world are really pretty inexcusable in political, economic or moral terms.’
    indefensible, unjustifiable, unjustified, unwarrantable, unwarranted, unpardonable, unforgivable, inexpiable
    blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible, deplorable, unconscionable, outrageous, disgraceful, regrettable, unacceptable, unreasonable, unworthy
    uncalled-for, unprovoked, gratuitous, without cause, without reason, without justification
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Late Middle English: from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- not + excusabilis able to be excused (see excuse).