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Antonyms for excusableex·cus·able

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  1. excusableadjective


  2. excusableadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excusable

    Venial (Latin venia, pardon) signifies capable of being pardoned, and, in common use, capable of being readily pardoned, easily overlooked. Aside from its technical ecclesiastical use, venial is always understood as marking some fault comparatively slight or trivial. A venial offense is one readily overlooked; a pardonable offense requires more serious consideration, but on deliberation is found to be susceptible of pardon. Excusable is scarcely applied to offenses, but to matters open to doubt or criticism rather than direct censure; so used, it often falls little short of justifiable; as, I think, under those circumstances, his action was excusable. Protestants do not recognize the distinction between venial and mortal sins. Venial must not be confounded with the very different word VENAL. Compare VENAL.

    inexcusable, inexpiable, mortal, unjustifiable, unpardonable

    pardonable, slight, trivial, venial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excusable

    inexcusable, unpardonable

    justifiable, venal, pardonable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excusableadjective

    capable of being overlooked

    unwarrantable, inexcusable, insupportable, unjustifiable, unwarranted, unpardonable, indefensible

    forgivable, venial

  2. excusable, forgivable, venialadjective

    easily excused or forgiven

    "a venial error"

    unwarrantable, insupportable, unpardonable, unwarranted, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable

    forgivable, venial, minor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. excusableadjective


    venial, pardonable, justifiable

How to use excusable in a sentence?

  1. Christian Cooper:

    I think I was just scared, when you're alone in the Ramble, you don't know what's happening. It's not excusable, it's not defensible.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.

  3. St. John Baptist de La Salle, The Rules of Christian Manners and Civility (c. 1695):

    Children are guilty of unpardonable rudeness when they spit in the face of a companion; neither are they excusable who spit from windows or on walls or furniture.

  4. Christian Cooper:

    I think I was just scared, when you're alone in the Central Park Ramble, you don't know what's happening. Central Park Ramble's not excusable, Central Park Ramble's not defensible.

  5. Marvin Lewis:

    I'm aware that my comment on local radio last night was offensive to people of short stature and to their families and friends, it was thoughtless on my part to use the word I did, and not excusable, and I greatly regret it.

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