from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Beyond any reasonable objection; irreproachable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Beyond reproach; unimpeachable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not liable to any exception or objection; unobjectionable; faultless; good; excellent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not liable to any exception or objection; unobjectionable; faultless; hence, excellent; admirable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach
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During the latter part of the term his conduct had not been by any means "unexceptionable"; but it was part of Gabrielle's queer policy of secrecy to hide any lapse on Arthur's part from her husband.
When you recall what most civilized climates are like, "unexceptionable," that cold and formal word, may well take your breath away.
Timothy (though not having the name) exercised the power at Ephesus then, which bishops in the modern sense more recently exercised. blameless -- "unexceptionable"; giving no just handle for blame. husband of one wife -- confuting the celibacy of Rome's priesthood.
… While we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon, it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained.
For its part, instead of an honest effort to give the country an independent anticorruption czar—an unexceptionable goal in itself, if only a partial solution to the problem—the government has raised extraneous issues such as caste and religious quotas in the proposed new body.
Yet later he admitted quantum mechanics doesn't contain any logical contradictions and is logically unexceptionable.
I said as much in my first comment on the matter, which I considered unexceptionable.
It is an observation, unexceptionable today, that fiscal policy affects the economy.
But as a RULE OF THUMB, the dictum is perfectly unexceptionable and modestly useful.
This is unexceptionable in itself, but as I pointed out in a recent post, very often this otherwise harmless truism is used to assert further that such experiences and knowledge themselves constitute a "theory," that all reading of works of literature is preceded by a preexisting theory of literature and of reading itself.
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