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- n. The property of being unacceptable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being unacceptable; unacceptableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unsatisfactoriness by virtue of not conforming to approved standards
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From Abraham to Moses and Jesus to Muhammad, realizing the unacceptability of the status quo, not simply accepting it as God's will, was the spark which lit the fuse of a new spiritual explosion.
The underlying problem of the unacceptability of this solution to Palestinian public opinion exists no matter who you put in charge.
When given the Gaza strip, those who seized control, instead of seeking out foreign investment to assist with infrastructure projects and the betterment of their economy, have been single-mindedly focused on the unacceptability of living next to a country governed by non-Muslims.
This is also the same Mortgage Bankers Association whose CEO lectured underwater homeowners many of them victims of bank fraud on the immorality and social unacceptability of walking away from their mortgages - shortly before the MBA walked away from its highly financed, multi-million dollar Washington, DC headquarters.
So, it's interesting that Warhol has now become acceptable to teach to kids, which I suppose means they've built up enough socially-acceptable history or pseudo-history to paper over any hint of dangerous unacceptability?
OWS challenges the deep immorality and total unacceptability of the economic and political arrangements that generate and secure this inequality.
I think Avatar might be a truly important film, too, in terms of environmental awareness, and capitalist colonialism, and the general unacceptability of invading places to steal their stuff.
The unacceptability of this form of execution has been recognized within the Iranian legal system; the former Head of the Iranian Judiciary Ayatollah Shahroudi announced a moratorium on stoning back in 2002 and it was reiterated in August 2008.
In the struggle against apartheid, the international community's sanctions against South African sport bit deeply into white consciousness and underscored the unacceptability of the country's racial policies; in those terms they may have been more effective with the man-in-the-street than the economic sanctions.
For all the president's harrumphing about the unacceptability of an Iranian nuclear bomb, our government appears already to have reconciled itself to that inevitability, and now our policy has devolved to simply obfuscating, looking busy negotiating sanctions that will never materialize and all the while keeping Israel's hands tied until a military option no longer exists.