Definition of unacceptable in English:

unacceptable

adjective

  • Not satisfactory or allowable.

    ‘unacceptable behaviour’
    • ‘He said the number of people unable to afford a home was rising to unacceptable levels.’
    • ‘Sometimes it is obvious that one person's behaviour is unacceptable to the other.’
    • ‘To do otherwise would involve an unacceptable level of censorship and harm to the public good.’
    • ‘This sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the borough.’
    • ‘We cannot afford to have yet another undesirable and unacceptable image foisted upon our town.’
    • ‘We need the light of the media to shine brightly on behaviour that is unacceptable.’
    • ‘That is not to ignore the handful of youngsters whose behaviour is unacceptable.’
    • ‘In sport as in music, comfort in numbers is no excuse for unacceptable behaviour.’
    • ‘Such violent behaviour is equally unacceptable and must be acknowledged and addressed.’
    • ‘This behaviour is dangerous, unacceptable and there is no reason to tolerate it.’
    • ‘Even if their claims are exaggerated, any loss of life is deplorable and unacceptable.’
    • ‘Reassure your child that you love them even when their behaviour has been unacceptable.’
    • ‘The world began to find the growing gap between the rich and poor unacceptable.’
    • ‘The map will be colour coded to pinpoint areas where sound levels are unacceptable.’
    • ‘Being able to stand up and say that domestic abuse is unacceptable is the first step in changing my behaviour.’
    • ‘We've made good progress in bearing down on the unacceptable behaviour of this minority.’
    • ‘It was totally unacceptable behaviour towards people who had given you long and loyal service.’
    • ‘It is therefore quite inappropriate and unacceptable for Mrs Hull to condemn this group.’
    • ‘To disrupt and threaten such work by thuggish behaviour is totally unacceptable.’
    • ‘A refusal to say that such behaviour is unacceptable is tantamount to saying it is acceptable.’
    intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, impermissible, inadmissible, inappropriate, unsuitable, undesirable, unreasonable, objectionable, insupportable
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Pronunciation

unacceptable

/ʌnəkˈsɛptəb(ə)l/