Definition of unforgivable in English:



  • So bad as to be unable to be forgiven or excused.

    ‘losing your temper with him was unforgivable’
    • ‘This is unsisterly and unforgivable, and actually counter-productive.’
    • ‘Plans to introduce tougher planning rules are unforgivable.’
    • ‘Life Changers teach us to forgive ourselves for things we imagine to be unforgivable.’
    • ‘That they disintegrated to an ill-behaved rabble, with senior players in open dissent, was unforgivable.’
    • ‘If women knew that their spite will go unrewarded, perhaps fewer would stoop to this despicable, and unforgivable, crime.’
    • ‘To go into someone's house and be obscene is unforgivable.’
    • ‘That is an unforgivable failure, in my judgment, and one that we ought to debate.’
    • ‘If you feel the infidelity is unforgivable and you cannot move on from the affair then it is time to leave.’
    • ‘What Will had just done was, by the driver's standards, unforgivable.’
    • ‘I guess it's unforgivable that I read them before I give them to her.’
    • ‘And what's particularly unforgivable is the way the theme music is ruined.’
    • ‘This was an aberration on my part but I make no excuses for what was an unforgivable incident.’
    • ‘It was then, and then only, that I decided to embark on the series of actions that I now agree were unforgivable.’
    • ‘It is no disgrace to try and fail but to waste so much possession without having a go from scoreable positions is unforgivable.’
    • ‘What is most unforgivable is to leave and not see your child.’
    • ‘To compound this unforgivable error of judgement, I then only gave his work a cursory glance before allowing him to leave.’
    • ‘For the latter, the act is unforgivable and the perpetrator irredeemable.’
    • ‘But investigating a pupil's sex life would be an unforgivable intrusion.’
    • ‘Members see any concession not as a necessary compromise but as an unforgivable sellout to a sworn enemy.’
    • ‘Prejudice can take many forms, most of which are unforgivable.’
    inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, indefensible, reprehensible, outrageous, deplorable, insupportable, despicable, contemptible, disgraceful, shameful
    inexpiable, irremissible, unwarrantable, condemnable
    mortal, deadly
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