American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Open or liable to objection or debate; objectionable or debatable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Liable to exception or objection; that may be objected to; objectionable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Liable to exception or objection; objectionable.
- adj. liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
“It is indeed "exceptionable" to make consequential claims about women's health when "no reliable data" exist to support them.”
“Surely, if a critic of the Avigdor Lieberman policy devotes their contribution to this site to criticism of the Avigdor Lieberman policy, there is nothing exceptionable.”
“And, of course, the fact that this book not only promotes a specific religion, but denigrates those service members who choose to have no religion, makes Petraeus's endorsement all the more exceptionable.”
“The same remark is applicable to the narratives and descriptions given by native travellers and merchants, and, in general, to all African evidence whatever, except when supported by collateral proof from other less exceptionable sources.”
“But what was chiefly accounted exceptionable, was a clause, appointing the act to be read in churches by the officiating clergyman, on the first Sunday of every month, for a certain period, immediately before the sermon.”
“There is a prooff also against Braidwood, but more exceptionable.”
“The more people who examine an idea, the greater the chance of add-ons and take-downs, to perfect the idea, unless there is available, a genius of exceptionable intellect and creativity and the very definition of the word, “Conservative” rules out such a possibility far more often than not.”
“The least exceptionable pupil was the poor little Sylvie I have mentioned once before.”
“I own, said he, that some parts of my conduct seem exceptionable, as you state it.”
“This is an unexampled thing, especially as they were her fellow-servants as we may say: but since they have the sense to admire so good an example, and are proud to follow it, each to his and her power, I think it one of her peculiar facilities to have continued them, and to choose to reform such as were exceptionable rather than dismiss them.”
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