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Open or liable to objection or disapproval: "We can't have perfection ... I must sustain his administration as a whole, even if there are ... things that are exceptionable" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).

ex·cep′tion·a·bil′i·ty n.
ex·cep′tion·a·bly adv.


open to or subject to objection; objectionable
exˈceptionableness n
exˈceptionably adv


(ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nə bəl)

liable to exception or objection; objectionable.
ex•cep′tion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exceptionable - 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"
unacceptable - not acceptable; not welcome; "a word unacceptable in polite society"; "an unacceptable violation of personal freedom"




[ɪkˈsepʃənəbl] ADJ [conduct] → censurable, objetable; [proposal] → impugnable, refutable


adj (form)
(= arguable)anfechtbar, bestreitbar
(= objectionable)anstößig
References in classic literature ?
But if such an hypothesis be indeed exceptionable, there were still additional considerations which, though not so strictly according with the wildness of his ruling passion, yet were by no means incapable of swaying him.
We can't have perfection; and if I keep him, I must sustain his administration as a whole, even if there are, now and then, things that are exceptionable.
This exceptionable principle may, as truly as emphatically, be styled the parent of anarchy: It has been seen that delinquencies in the members of the Union are its natural and necessary offspring; and that whenever they happen, the only constitutional remedy is force, and the immediate effect of the use of it, civil war.
The least exceptionable pupil was the poor little Sylvie I have mentioned once before.
He certainly was to blame occasionally for the asperity of his manners, and the arbitrary nature of his measures, yet much that is exceptionable in this part of his conduct may be traced to rigid notions of duty acquired in that tyrannical school, a ship of war, and to the construction given by his companions to the orders of Mr.
If the present condition of educational opportunity and social justice are not seen as problematic, and the relationship between culture and learning is not perceived to be particularly significant, then current course requirements for ME may not be exceptionable.
When conscientious believers find certain traditional noes unintelligible, unpersuasive or exceptionable, they look in vain for ecclesial spaces where their questions or objections can be frankly aired and discussed.
Chapter 7 outlines principles for differentiating between exceptionable and exceptionless moral norms.
Truly exceptionable too is his exploration of another two symphonies by the same composer: the grievous and energetic Fifth and the brilliant First.
governor: "It would have been less exceptionable to us, had the
and issued a ticket to every individual found to be 'not exceptionable.
To become a good shot with a handgun--one does not have to be an exceptionable shot to be a handgun hunter--requires practice.

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