adjective Etymology: Middle English inexpyable, from Latin inexpiabilis, from in- + expiare to expiate Date: 15th century 1. not capable of being atoned for 2. obsolete implacable, unappeasableinexpiably adverb

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  • inexpiable — [ inɛkspjabl ] adj. • v. 1500; lat. inexpiabilis 1 ♦ Qui ne peut être expié. Crime, faute, forfait inexpiable. 2 ♦ Littér. Que rien ne peut apaiser, faire cesser. Lutte inexpiable, sans merci. ⇒ impitoyable, implacable. « engagés dans des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inexpiable — In*ex pi*a*ble, a. [L. inexpiabilis: cf. F. inexpiable. See {In } not, and {Expiable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Admitting of no expiation, atonement, or satisfaction; as, an inexpiable crime or offense. Pomfret. [1913 Webster] 2. Incapable of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inexpiable — [in eks′pē ə bəl] adj. [L inexpiabilis] 1. that cannot be expiated or atoned for [an inexpiable sin] 2. Archaic that cannot be appeased; implacable inexpiably adv …   English World dictionary

  • inexpiable — I adjective base, blameworthy, censurable, condemnable, disgraceful, evil, facinorous, flagitious, heinous, indefensible, inexcusable, inexplicabilis, infamous, nefarious, reprehensible, scandalous, shameful, unallowable, unatonable, unforgivable …   Law dictionary

  • inexpiable — 1560s, from L. inexpiabilis that cannot be atoned for, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + expiabilis, from expiare (see EXPIATION (Cf. expiation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexpiable — (Del lat. inexpiabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede expiar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inexpiable — (Del lat. inexpiabilis.) ► adjetivo Que no puede ser expiado o perdonado: ■ delito inexpiable. ANTÓNIMO [expiable] * * * inexpiable adj. De tal naturaleza que no se puede expiar. * * * inexpiable. (Del lat. inexpiabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • inexpiable — (i nèk spi a bl ) adj. Qui ne peut être expié. Cette inexpiable faute. Un forfait inexpiable. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Inexpiable, MONET Dict.. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. inexpiabilis, de in.... 1, et expiare, expier …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inexpiable — inexpiableness, n. inexpiably, adv. /in eks pee euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not to be expiated; not allowing for expiation or atonement: an inexpiable crime. 2. Obs. implacable: inexpiable hate. [1560 70; < L inexpiabilis. See IN 3, EXPIABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • inexpiable — /ɪnˈɛkspiəbəl/ (say in ekspeeuhbuhl) adjective 1. not to be expiated; admitting of no expiation or atonement: an inexpiable crime. 2. not to be appeased by expiation; implacable: inexpiable hate. {Latin inexpiābilis} –inexpiableness, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

  • inexpiable — {{#}}{{LM I21718}}{{〓}} {{[}}inexpiable{{]}} ‹i·nex·pia·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} {{♂}}Referido especialmente a una culpa,{{♀}} que no se puede expiar o borrar con el cumplimiento de un castigo: • Cometió un crimen inexpiable y le pesará mientras …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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