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Too bad to be justified or tolerated:‘Matt's behaviour was inexcusable’
indefensible, unjustifiable, unjustified, unwarrantable, unwarranted, unpardonable, unforgivable, inexpiableblameworthy, censurable, reprehensible, deplorable, unconscionable, outrageous, disgraceful, regrettable, unacceptable, unreasonable, unworthyuncalled-for, unprovoked, gratuitous, without cause, without reason, without justificationView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- not + excusabilis able to be excused (see excuse).
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