I adjective admissible, allowable, blameless, condonable, defensible, excusabilis, excusable, expiable, faultless, forgivable, guiltless, innocent, inoffensive, justifiable, justified, passable, permitted, slight, unblamable, unculpable, understandable, unobjectionable, vindicable II index allowable, defensible, justifiable

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  • Pardonable — Par don*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. pardonnable.] Admitting of pardon; not requiring the excution of penalty; venial; excusable; applied to the offense or to the offender; as, a pardonable fault, or culprit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pardonable — *venial …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pardonable — par|don|a|ble [ˈpa:dənəbəl US ˈpa:r ] adj formal pardonable mistakes are not very bad and can be forgiven = ↑forgivable ▪ He had made the pardonable mistake of trusting the wrong person. >pardonably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardonable — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)dənəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED You describe someone s action or attitude as pardonable if you think it is wrong but you understand why they did that action or have that attitude. I have , he remarked with pardonable pride, done what I set… …   English dictionary

  • pardonable — adjective Date: 15th century admitting of being pardoned ; excusable < pardonable offenses > • pardonableness noun • pardonably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pardonable — par|don|a|ble [ pardnəbl ] adjective something that is pardonable can be forgiven ╾ par|don|a|bly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pardonable — adjective formal pardonable behaviour or mistakes are not very bad and can be forgiven; excusable pardonably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardonable — adjective a pardonable offense Syn: excusable, forgivable, condonable, understandable, minor, venial, slight Ant: inexcusable …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pardonable — UK [ˈpɑː(r)d(ə)nəb(ə)l] / US [ˈpɑrd(ə)nəb(ə)l] adjective something that is pardonable can be forgiven Derived word: pardonably adverb …   English dictionary

  • pardonable — pardon ► NOUN 1) the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offence. 2) a remission of the legal consequences of an offence or conviction. 3) Christian Church, historical an indulgence. ► VERB 1) forgive or excuse (a person, error …   English terms dictionary

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