Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an act or situation that one cannot or will not forgive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Incapable of being forgiven; unpardonable. Also spelled unforgiveable.

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  • adjective Not forgivable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not excusable

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Examples

  • I think that sometimes “forgiving” the unforgivable is another form of denial.

    The Glass Castle « Tales from the Reading Room

  • "One of our best subs, taken to task this morning for what I described as the unforgivable crime of putting an acute accent on the artist Edgar Degas 'surname in last week's paper, held his hand up to the offence but pointed out that he had been working on seven different pages under severe time pressure," Marsh writes.

    Regret the Error

  • "One of our best subs, taken to task this morning for what I described as the unforgivable crime of putting an acute accent on the artist Edgar Degas 'surname in last week's paper, held his hand up to the offence but pointed out that he had been working on seven different pages under severe time pressure," Marsh writes.

    Regret the Error

  • "One of our best subs, taken to task this morning for what I described as the unforgivable crime of putting an acute accent on the artist Edgar Degas 'surname in last week's paper, held his hand up to the offence but pointed out that he had been working on seven different pages under severe time pressure," Marsh writes.

    Regret the Error

  • All the more unforgivable is the fact that this claim was even necessary to protect our constitutional right to gather and engage in peaceful protest, for this was a lawsuit never should have been.

    Civil Rights

  • I only avoid anyone that has no excuse for not using their brain - unforgivable waste of air and space.

    On Being a Woman and a Scientist

  • All the more unforgivable is the fact that this claim was even necessary to protect our constitutional right to gather and engage in peaceful protest, for this was a lawsuit never should have been.

    Daily Record--Legal Currents Column

  • Such carelessness is unforgivable from a NATO hopeful.

    Georgia Takes a Beating in the Cyberwar With Russia - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • All the more unforgivable is the fact that this claim was even necessary to protect our constitutional right to gather and engage in peaceful protest, for this was a lawsuit never should have been.

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • All the more unforgivable is the fact that this claim was even necessary to protect our constitutional right to gather and engage in peaceful protest, for this was a lawsuit never should have been.

    The Lawsuit That Never Should Have Been

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