[ UK /ʌnɐksˈɛptəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌənækˈsɛptəbəɫ/ ]
  1. not conforming to standard usage
    the following use of `access' was judged unacceptable by a panel of linguists; `You can access your cash at any of 300 automatic tellers'
  2. not adequate to give satisfaction
    the coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable
  3. not acceptable; not welcome
    a word unacceptable in polite society
    an unacceptable violation of personal freedom
  4. (used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable
    impossible behavior
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How To Use unacceptable In A Sentence

  • Such a usage is ethically unacceptable, politically manipulative and decidedly unhistorical.
  • Being at the mercy of an unmerciful Ãresource decisionà ®, right at the end of your life, is unacceptable.
  • To say how prisoners spend their time on leave is up to individuals is totally unacceptable. The Sun
  • Since the dangers of passive smoking have been highlighted and smoking is becoming regarded as socially unacceptable, that is, deviant behaviour, many more people are trying to stop, and succeeding.
  • It was unacceptable that anxious patients should wait for hours in crowded accident and emergency departments.
  • He added that to approach the scheme on a piecemeal sectional basis would be unacceptable and would prolong the uncertainty.
  • Long before we reach this stage, the quality of life for us would be unacceptable, cruel and inhumane. Times, Sunday Times
  • Thirteen years of dithering is unacceptable. The Sun
  • Internationally, there is widespread concern with a break down in community values in developed countries and unacceptable levels of isolation, loneliness and social disintegration, to which Ireland is not immune.
  • Being the only two farangs there, we were totally conspicuous every time we fell asleep on our knees or did something yet again more unacceptable.
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