Definitions

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  • adverb Not within the limits of what is generally considered to be acceptable.

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  • adverb to an unacceptable degree

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Examples

  • The Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) spoke out on Monday against what it termed the unacceptably high incidence of police killings and the negligible number of arrests in such cases.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Organisations 'Coalition to highlight what it describes as unacceptably high levels of violence against women and children.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Gee, I sure wish he would define "a long time," when he says something like "the unemployment rate to remain unacceptably high for a long time". obamarroids

    Geithner sees 'unacceptably high' jobless rate

  • New York (CNNMoney. com) – Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said he expects the unemployment rate to remain "unacceptably high" for a long time, even as the economy recovers and job growth slowly resumes.

    Geithner sees 'unacceptably high' jobless rate

  • Currently it was owed about R15 billion, an amount it described as unacceptably high.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • July 29 Bloomberg -- The U.S. is approaching the moment it may have to decide which bills to pay, a prospect Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has called "unacceptably risky and unfair" to Americans.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The Republicans already have relented on one piece of legislation Democrats called unacceptably anti-union and anti-worker: the so-called "right to work" bill.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The Republicans already have relented on one piece of legislation Democrats called unacceptably anti-union and anti-worker: the so-called "right to work" bill.

    NPR Topics: News

  • July 29 Bloomberg -- The U.S. is approaching the moment it may have to decide which bills to pay, a prospect Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has called "unacceptably risky and unfair" to Americans.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Even longtime supporters of the court, established in The Hague to deal with large-scale atrocities, say they are frustrated by what many call the unacceptably slow pace and numerous missteps that have dragged out the trial, in which

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