Definition of inexpiable in English:



  • (of an offence or feeling) so bad as to be impossible to expiate.

    ‘an inexpiable sin’
    • ‘Whom of your followers have I ever injured that you thus rage with inexpiable hatred against me?’
    • ‘Recourse to the discourse of human rights allows one to distinguish inexpiable crimes from those that lie within the realm of law and redemption.’
    • ‘They play a fundamental role in the capacity of colonizers to invent a rationale for their inexpiable barbarity.’
    • ‘Blackpool attempted to rally, but again a series of inexpiable officiating decisions again saw an avalanche of penalties against the visitors.’
    • ‘Thousands of soldiers sweep toward the Mediterranean coast leaving behind their dead and their dreams, to wander in the Anatolian desert under a seemingly inexpiable curse.’
    inexcusable, unjustifiable, unjustified, unpardonable, unforgivable
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Late Middle English: from Latin inexpiabilis, from in- ‘not’ + expiabilis ‘able to be appeased’ (from expiare ‘expiate’).