Able to be forgiven; excusable: no mistake, even a tiny one, is pardonable
More example sentences
- Success at politics seldom depends entirely upon good intentions and is often torpedoed with a single strike by matters as trivial as boyhood pranks or otherwise pardonable youthful indiscretions.
- But, also like baseball, it's entirely pardonable in view of its good-natured competitiveness and unpretentious charm.
- Except for that last misstep, the others are pardonable.
- Example sentences
- If he had hoped to hurt my feelings by uttering these ‘slurs,’ he only succeeded in a fashion he didn't really intend (i.e., by challenging my antiracist credentials, of which he was pardonably unaware).
- And he has, I think, ceased to be of any use to young people who might pardonably doubt the official story.
- Griffey's father Ken Sr., then with the Reds, most pardonably joined in the raves as he said, ‘Kenny is impressive in all the five important categories in the game (hitting for average, hitting with power, running, throwing, fielding).’
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