inexpiable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inexpiable incapable of being atoned for
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inexpiable Admitting of no expiation, atonement, or satisfaction; as, an inexpiable crime or offense.
    • Inexpiable Incapable of being mollified or appeased; relentless; implacable. "Inexpiable hate.""They are at inexpiable war with all establishments."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inexpiable Not to be expiated; admitting of no expiation or atonement: as, an inexpiable crime or offense.
    • inexpiable Not to be satisfied or appeased by expiation; implacable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inexpiable in-eks′pi-a-bl not able to be expiated or atoned for, implacable
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inexpiabilis,: cf. F. inexpiable,. See In- not, and Expiable

Usage

In literature:

That is an inexpiable offence in my eyes.
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Charles Dickens
To suffer their intrusion was a crime against the Divine Majesty inexpiable but by days and weeks of the keenest agonies.
"Wieland; or The Transformation" by Charles Brockden Brown
This strange and inexpiable prodigy awakened, however, the prejudices of the Romans.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 3" by Edward Gibbon
What more exasperating and inexpiable insult to the ruling powers was possible than this?
"The Ancien Regime" by Charles Kingsley
But his disgust with the late transformation by enchantment was inexpiable.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Seven-Years War Rises to a Height.--1757-1759." by Thomas Carlyle
The qualities by which court is made to the people, were to render every fault inexpiable, and every error irretrievable.
"Thoughts on the Present Discontents and Speeches" by Edmund Burke
The qualities by which court is made to the people, were to render every fault inexpiable, and every error irretrievable.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
With that they are at inexpiable war.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
This exquisite and tender drawing is something more than the record of inexpiable crime.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
Where, then, was the inexpiable crime of those who fulfilled the beneficent intention?
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
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