Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of unacceptable | Another word for unacceptable | What is unacceptable?

Definition 1: not acceptable; not welcome - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unacceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a word unacceptable in polite society
  • an unacceptable violation of personal freedom

(unacceptable is similar to ...) liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to

"a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing" "found the politician's views objectionable"

(means also ...) not giving satisfaction

"shops should take back unsatisfactory goods" "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory" "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory" "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"

(means also ...) not welcome; not giving pleasure or received with pleasure

"unwelcome publicity" "unwelcome interruptions" "unwelcome visitors"

Definition 2: (used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unacceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • impossible behavior

Synonyms for unacceptable in the sense of this definition

(unacceptable is similar to ...) incapable of being tolerated or endured

"an intolerable degree of sentimentality"

Definition 3: not conforming to standard usage - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unacceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the following use of `access' was judged unacceptable by a panel of linguists; `You can access your cash at any of 300 automatic tellers'

Synonyms for unacceptable in the sense of this definition

(unacceptable is similar to ...) not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community

"a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups" "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"

(unacceptable belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 4: not adequate to give satisfaction - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unacceptable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable

(unacceptable is similar to ...) not giving satisfaction

"shops should take back unsatisfactory goods" "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory" "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory" "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"

More words

Another word for unacceptability

Another word for unaccented

Another word for unabused

Another word for unabridged dictionary

Another word for unabridged

Another word for unacceptableness

Another word for unacceptably

Another word for unaccepted

Another word for unaccessible

Another word for unaccommodating


Other word for unaccommodating

unaccommodating meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce unaccommodating