unexceptable


unexceptable

verb (used with object)

  1. to exclude; leave out: present company excepted.

verb (used without object)

  1. to object (usually followed by to or against): to except to a statement; to except against a witness.

preposition

  1. Also: except for other than; apart from; with the exception ofhe likes everyone except you; except for this mistake, you did very well
  2. except that (conjunction) but for the fact that; were it not true that

conjunction

  1. an archaic word for unless
  2. informal except that; but for the fact thatI would have arrived earlier, except I lost my way

verb

  1. (tr) to leave out; omit; exclude
  2. (intr often foll by to) rare to take exception; object

v.late 14c., “to receive,” from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere “take out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + capere “to take” (see capable). Meaning “to leave out” is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).

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