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Line breaks: un|accept|able
Pronunciation: /ʌnəkˈsɛptəb(ə)l

Definition of unacceptable in English:


Not satisfactory or allowable: unacceptable behaviour
More example sentences
  • We need the light of the media to shine brightly on behaviour that is unacceptable.
  • It was totally unacceptable behaviour towards people who had given you long and loyal service.
  • It is therefore quite inappropriate and unacceptable for Mrs Hull to condemn this group.
intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, impermissible, inadmissible, inappropriate, unsuitable, undesirable, unreasonable, objectionable, insupportable;
offensive, obnoxious, disagreeable, disgraceful, deplorable, terrible, distasteful, displeasing, improper, unseemly, beyond the pale, bad, poor
informal not on, a bit much, out of order, out, not quite the done thing, too much
British informal a bit thick, a bit off, off, not cricket
Australian/New Zealand informal over the fence



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • The paper also notes that, within the older generation, there is a growing acknowledgement of the unacceptability of the use of force and the dishonour that force brings.
  • He said he considered the directive as ‘a shot across the bows for authorities who are behind in their statutory duties as well as a signal to the illegal operators concerning the unacceptability of their activities.’
  • It shows that there's a lot of people who share our convictions about the unacceptability of violence against women.


Example sentences
  • What she produced would be unacceptably inadequate from a student, let alone from an Oxford professor.
  • This is an unacceptably weak empirical basis for the claim.
  • Overall the number of defaulted games in the second division was unacceptably high this season and it is a problem that the league committee should address before next season.

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