Definition of inadmissible in English:


Syllabification: in·ad·mis·si·ble
Pronunciation: /inədˈmisəbəl


  • 1(Especially of evidence in court) not accepted as valid.
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    • It is extremely likely that these witnesses would either lie or be giving inadmissible hearsay evidence.
    • In a trial, however, such evidence would be inadmissible hearsay: a victim's out-of-court statements offered to prove their truth.
    • They are ruled on straight away, and a whole lot of what turns out to be irrelevant and inadmissible evidence does not come near the court.
    unallowable, not allowed, invalid, unacceptable, impermissible, disallowed, forbidden, prohibited, precluded
  • 2Not to be allowed or tolerated: an inadmissible interference in the affairs of the Church
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    • The CPC has to decide on whether the Government has allowed an inadmissible state aid by awarding the concession without a competitive procedure.
    • Whatever criticisms we may have of publicly funded healthcare, it is surely inadmissible to allow the Republican right to use them as a justification for cutting public funding even further.
    • What he does not say, however, is that only naturalistic hypotheses are allowed in evolutionary debates - creationist arguments are ruled inadmissible before the debate begins.



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  • Since the action is therefore admissible, the objection of inadmissibility raised by the Council and the Commission must be dismissed.
  • There are numerous resolutions about the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war.
  • Reasons must always be given for a finding of inadmissibility.


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  • They doubtless would object that to pose such a question is to assume an inadmissibly parochial standpoint.
  • But do animals suffer in a similar way, or is thinking they do inadmissibly anthropocentric?

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