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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.

    pardonable, slight, trivial, venial

    inexcusable, inexpiable, mortal, unjustifiable, unpardonable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excusable

    justifiable, venal, pardonable

    inexcusable, unpardonable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excusableadjective

    capable of being overlooked

    forgivable, venial

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

  2. excusable, forgivable, venialadjective

    easily excused or forgiven

    "a venial error"

    forgivable, venial, minor

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. excusableadjective

    pardonable, venial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. excusableadjective

    venial, pardonable, justifiable


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  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. 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.

  3. Charles Booker:

    It's not right. And we've seen in other parts of the country, it's not excusable at all, we are better than this. This is not what democracy is all about. It should be easy to have your voice heard.

  4. 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.

  5. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    There are four kinds of Homicide felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.

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