- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. inexcusable, unpardonable. See injustice.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexpiable; see also wrong 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.unpardonable, inexcusable, indefensible, unconscionable, shameful, despicable, contemptible, unjustifiable.ANT.: forgivable, pardonable, excusableIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Impossible to excuse, pardon, or justify: indefensible, inexcusable, unjustifiable, unpardonable. See FORGIVENESS.
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unforgivable — index inexcusable, inexpiable, peccant (culpable), unjustifiable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
unforgivable — (adj.) 1540s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FORGIVE (Cf. forgive) + ABLE (Cf. able). In early use, especially with reference to the sin in Matt. xii:31. Related: Unforgivably … Etymology dictionary
unforgivable — [adj] inexcusable blameworthy, contemptible, deplorable, disgraceful, indefensible, inexpiable, not forgivable, outrageous, reprehensible, shameful, unallowable, unconscionable, unjustifiable, unpardonable, unpermissible, untenable, wrong;… … New thesaurus
unforgivable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ so bad as to be unable to be forgiven or excused. DERIVATIVES unforgivably adverb … English terms dictionary
unforgivable — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
unforgivable — un|for|giv|a|ble [ˌʌnfəˈgıvəbəl US fər ] adj an unforgivable action is so bad or cruel that you cannot forgive the person who did it ▪ Patrick had deceived her, and that was unforgivable. ▪ the unforgivable sin of informing on your friends… … Dictionary of contemporary English
unforgivable — [[t]ʌ̱nfə(r)gɪ̱vəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something is unforgivable, you mean that it is very bad, cruel, or socially unacceptable. These people are animals and what they did was unforgivable... I also suspect that I m becoming a… … English dictionary
unforgivable — adjective an unforgivable action is so bad or cruel that you cannot forgive the person who did it: Her husband had deceived her, and this was unforgivable. unforgivably adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
unforgivable — adj. Unforgivable is used with these nouns: ↑sin … Collocations dictionary
unforgivable — adjective he had committed the unforgivable sin he had informed on his friends Syn: inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, indefensible Ant: venial … Thesaurus of popular words
unforgivable — UK [ˌʌnfə(r)ˈɡɪvəb(ə)l] / US [ˌʌnfərˈɡɪvəb(ə)l] adjective extremely bad and impossible to forgive What happened was unforgivable. Derived word: unforgivably adverb … English dictionary