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un·ex·cep·tion·a·ble

 (ŭn′ĭk-sĕp′shə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Beyond any reasonable objection; irreproachable.

un′ex·cep′tion·a·bly adv.
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).

unexceptionable

(ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl)
adj
beyond criticism or objection
ˌunexˈceptionableness, ˌunexˌceptionaˈbility n
ˌunexˈceptionably adv

un•ex•cep•tion•a•ble

(ˌʌn ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nə bəl)

adj.
not offering any basis for objection; beyond criticism.
[1655–65]
un`ex•cep′tion•a•ble•ness, n.
un`ex•cep′tion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

unexceptionable

[ˌʌnɪkˈsepʃnəbl] ADJintachable, irreprochable

unexceptionable

adjeinwandfrei; personsolide

unexceptionable

[ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃnəbl] (frm) adj (behaviour) → irreprensibile; (style) → ineccepibile; (speech) → inappuntabile
References in classic literature ?
Let all people who hold unexceptionable opinions act unexceptionably. Let your most faulty characters always be on the wrong side, and your virtuous ones on the right.
(9) The anonymous Catholic author of the 'Lament for Our Lady's Shrine at Walsingham', probably writing in the 1580s or 90s, grieves to hear the shriek of owls 'where the sweetest hymns | Lately were sung'.10 As far on as the 1640s, the unexceptionably Protestant Sir John Denham casts a sad eye on the bare summit of St Ann's Hill by Chertsey,
The universities have processes by which they ensure that their curricular material is unexceptionably acceptable, i.e.
And this indeed goes for all the public works, unexceptionably. Verifiably, while embarking on a journey on the Lahore motorway, nobody first asks who built it, as none asks while travelling on the GT Road if Sher Shah Suri was the first who pioneered this travelling route.
at 513 ("[E]ven truisms are not always unexceptionably true, and an exception to this one was recognized almost 30 years ago...."); cf Lemley & Volokh, supra note 3, at 182 n.163 (arguing that "'[t]he incantation 'property' seems sufficient to render free speech issues invisible'" (alteration in original) (quoting Gordon, supra note 28, at 1537)).
The same number of living monks would not smell half so unexceptionably! (4:194) With every addition to his character, the Model becomes more and more a pastiche of Gothic conventions, a surreal presence with only the vaguest of connections to plot, theme, or character.
behaved unexceptionably. (50) The officer immediately warned Connelly of
Later, the narrator describes Hilda as "all alone" and "perfectly independent," partaking in an extreme freedom which "seems to work unexceptionably in Rome" while it is "unknown in the society of other cities" (MF 54-55).
Armstrong's concept of the affective subversion of nineteenth-century women's writing, which she sees working to resurrect and revalorize a devalued episteme, helps illuminate how, within a highly sentimentalized poetics and an unexceptionably pious subject matter, women could engage critically with the structures that prescribed their role.