unacceptable

[[t]ʌ̱nəkse̱ptəb(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
If you describe something as unacceptable, you strongly disapprove of it or object to it and feel that it should not be allowed to continue.

It is totally unacceptable for children to swear...

Joanna left her husband because of his unacceptable behaviour.

Derived words:
unacceptably [[t]ʌ̱nəkse̱ptəbli[/t]] ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj, also ADV after v

The reform program has brought unacceptably high unemployment and falling wages.


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  • unacceptable — I adjective displeasing, distasteful, exceptionable, impossible, inadmissable, inappropriate, ingratus, iniucundus, intolerable, not fitting, objectionable, offensive, repugnant, unappealing, unattractive, undesirable, undesired, uninviting,… …   Law dictionary

  • unacceptable — (adj.) late 15c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + ACCEPTABLE (Cf. acceptable). Related: Unacceptably …   Etymology dictionary

  • unacceptable — [adj] not suitable or satisfactory below par*, damaged, disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, exceptionable, half baked*, ill favored, improper, inadmissible, insupportable, lousy*, not up to snuff*, objectionable, obnoxious, offensive, reject …   New thesaurus

  • unacceptable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not satisfactory or allowable. DERIVATIVES unacceptability noun unacceptably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unacceptable — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unacceptable */*/ — UK [ˌʌnəkˈseptəb(ə)l] / US adjective wrong or harmful, especially by not reaching usual or accepted standards of behaviour, morals etc unacceptable levels of pollution This sort of behaviour is quite unacceptable in a civilized society.… …   English dictionary

  • unacceptable — un|ac|cept|a|ble [ ,ʌnək septəbl ] adjective ** wrong or harmful, especially by not reaching usual or accepted standards of behavior, morals, etc.: unacceptable levels of pollution This sort of behavior is totally unacceptable in a civilized… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unacceptable — un|ac|cept|a|ble [ˌʌnəkˈseptəbəl] adj something that is unacceptable is so wrong or bad that you think it should not be allowed ▪ I found her attitude totally unacceptable. ▪ unacceptable levels of pollution unacceptable to ▪ The recommendations… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unacceptable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ make sth ▪ The cost of these proposed changes mak …   Collocations dictionary

  • unacceptable — adjective 1 something that is unacceptable is so wrong or bad that you think it should not be allowed: unacceptable levels of unemployment 2 the unacceptable face of the bad or unfair part of a system, activity etc: property speculation, the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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