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Beyond any reasonable objection; irreproachable.
Usage Note: The adjectives unexceptionable and unexceptional are sometimes confused. Unexceptionable is derived from the word exception in its sense "objection," as in the idiom take exception. Thus unexceptionable means "not open to any objection": "By the end of the 1930's ... the prohibition against makeup had been lifted, and powder, lipstick, mascara and rouge had become unexceptionable parts of the beauty arsenal" (Liesl Schillinger). Unexceptional, in contrast, generally means "not exceptional, not varying from the usual": "His physical appearance must have been unexceptional, since few of those who knew him firsthand can recall anything about how he looked, other than the fact that he was small" (Daniel B. Silver).
beyond criticism or objection
ˌunexˈceptionableness, ˌunexˌceptionaˈbility n
un•ex•cep•tion•a•ble(ˌʌn ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nə bəl)
not offering any basis for objection; beyond criticism.
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|Adj.||1.||unexceptionable - completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach; "two unexceptionable witnesses"; "a judge's ethics should be unexceptionable"|
acceptable - worthy of acceptance or satisfactory; "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"