unpardonable

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See un- and pardon.

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unpardonable (comparative more unpardonable, superlative most unpardonable)

  1. impossible to pardon; impossible to excuse or justify
    • 1900, Gilbert Parker, An Unpardonable Liar:
      "I can understand your being wicked," she said keenly, "but not your being cowardly. That is and was unpardonable."
    • 1912, Ralph Connor, Corporal Cameron of the Northwest Mounted Police:
      To lose a game was bad enough, but to round on a comrade was unpardonable; while to lose from the game a half-back of Cameron's calibre was unthinkable.

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