|1.||[ adjective ] not adequate to give satisfaction|
: "the coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable"
|2.||[ adjective ] used of persons or their behavior|
|Synonyms:||insufferable unsufferable impossible|
"impossible behavior" "insufferable insolence"
|3.||[ adjective ] (linguistics) not conforming to standard usage|
"the following use of `access' was judged unacceptable by a panel of linguists `You can access your cash at any of 300 automatic tellers'"
|Related terms:||linguistics nonstandard|
|4.||[ adjective ] not acceptable; not welcome|
"a word unacceptable in polite society" "an unacceptable violation of personal freedom"
|Related terms:||acceptable intolerable exceptionable unsatisfactory unwelcome|