adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin inexcusabilis, from in- + excusabilis excusable Date: 15th century impossible to excuse or justifify <
inexcusable rudeness
inexcusableness nouninexcusably adverb

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  • inexcusable — [ inɛkskyzabl ] adj. • 1402; lat. inexcusabilis ♦ Qu il est impossible d excuser. ⇒ impardonnable. « Marot et Rabelais sont inexcusables d avoir semé l ordure dans leurs écrits » (La Bruyère). Ils se contenteront « de trouver inexcusable toute… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inexcusable — In ex*cus a*ble, a. [L. inexcusabilis: cf. F. inexcusable. See {Excuse}.] Not excusable; not admitting excuse or justification; as, inexcusable folly. [1913 Webster] Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest; for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inexcusable — I adjective atrocious, blameworthy, brutal, condemnable, cruel, disgraceful, flagitious, heinous, immoral, incapable of being justified, incorrigible, indefensible, inexpiable, irremissible, monstrous, objectionable, outrageous, quod nihil… …   Law dictionary

  • inexcusable — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que no se puede dejar de hacer: un inexcusable compromiso. Sinónimo: ineludible. 2. Que no puede ser disculpado o excusado: Tu actitud es inexcusable, totalmente injustificable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • inexcusable — (Del lat. inexcusabĭlis). 1. adj. Que no puede eludirse con pretextos o que no puede dejar de hacerse. Una visita inexcusable. 2. Que no tiene disculpa. Un error inexcusable …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inexcusable — Inexcusable. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne peut estre excusé. Faute inexcusable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inexcusable — early 15c., from L. inexcusabilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + excusabilis, from excusare (see EXCUSE (Cf. excuse)). Related: Inexcusably …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexcusable — [adj] not forgivable blamable, blameworthy, censurable, criticizable, impermissible, indefensible, inexpiable, intolerable, outrageous, reprehensible, unallowable, unforgivable, unjustifiable, unpardonable, unpermissible, untenable, unwarrantable …   New thesaurus

  • inexcusable — Inexcusable, Inexcusabilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • inexcusable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too bad to be justified or tolerated. DERIVATIVES inexcusably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inexcusable — [in΄ek skyo͞o′zə bəl, in΄ikskyo͞o′zə bəl] adj. that cannot or should not be excused; unpardonable; unjustifiable inexcusability n. inexcusably adv …   English World dictionary

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