What does unacceptable mean?

Definitions for unacceptable

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unacceptable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unacceptable(adj)

    not adequate to give satisfaction

    "the coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable"

  2. unacceptable(adj)

    not acceptable; not welcome

    "a word unacceptable in polite society"; "an unacceptable violation of personal freedom"

  3. impossible, insufferable, unacceptable, unsufferable(adj)

    used of persons or their behavior

    "impossible behavior"; "insufferable insolence"

  4. unacceptable, unaccepted(adj)

    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'"


  1. unacceptable(Adjective)

    unsatisfactory; not acceptable

  2. unacceptable(Adjective)

    not conforming to accepted usage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unacceptable(adj)

    not acceptable; not pleasing; not welcome; unpleasant; disagreeable; displeasing; offensive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unacceptable

    un-ak-sept′a-bl, adj. not acceptable, not pleasing or welcome.—n. Unaccept′ableness.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unacceptable' in Adjectives Frequency: #894


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unacceptable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unacceptable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    Everyone wants to be accepted by a world that is unacceptable

  2. Paul Tillich:

    The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

  3. Delcianna Winders:

    It is unacceptable to confine orcas to barren tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    It never ceases to baffle me at how one's more willing to accept the unacceptable as long as it can be rationalized

  5. Enrique Pena Nieto:

    The shameful events in Iguala have shown that Mexico is stuck in a state of affairs which is unacceptable and must be overcome.

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