(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. inexcusable, unpardonable. See injustice.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexpiable; see also wrong 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
unpardonable, inexcusable, indefensible, unconscionable, shameful, despicable, contemptible, unjustifiable.
ANT.: forgivable, pardonable, excusable
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Impossible to excuse, pardon, or justify: indefensible, inexcusable, unjustifiable, unpardonable. See FORGIVENESS.

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