unacceptable - definition and synonyms


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  1. wrong or harmful, especially by not reaching usual or accepted standards of behaviour, morals etc

    unacceptable levels of pollution

    This sort of behaviour is quite unacceptable in a civilized society.

    unacceptable to someone:

    The industry’s proposals were politically unacceptable to the government.

    find something unacceptable (=think it is wrong):

    Many viewers find the amount of violence on TV unacceptable.

    unacceptable to:

    Bush’s proposals were unacceptable to most environmentalists.

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