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Inacceptable vs. Unacceptable: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 23, 2023
The incorrect spelling "Inacceptable" is often mistaken for the correct "Unacceptable," which means not satisfactory or allowable.

Which is correct: Inacceptable or Unacceptable

How to spell Unacceptable?

Inacceptable is Incorrect

Unacceptable is Correct

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Key Differences

To differentiate "Unacceptable" from the incorrect "Inacceptable," focus on the prefix "un-" as in "unwanted" or "unhappy."
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Remember that "un-" negates the root word, making it easy to recall.
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Think of the U.N. (United Nations) as standing against unacceptable conditions globally.
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You can also use a mnemonic like "Unacceptable starts with 'U,' as in 'U-turn away from what's not okay.'"
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Inacceptable and Unacceptable Definitions

Inacceptable

Inacceptable is an incorrect spelling of Unacceptable.
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Unacceptable

Unacceptable indicates something that cannot be endured or accepted.
His negligence is unacceptable.
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Unacceptable

Unacceptable means not suitable or tolerable in quality.
His behavior was unacceptable at the meeting.
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Unacceptable

Unacceptable signifies something that is not agreeable to taste, preference, or morality.
The food was unacceptable.
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Unacceptable

Unacceptable denotes being socially or morally inadmissible.
Discrimination is unacceptable.
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Unacceptable

Unacceptable refers to failing to meet required standards or expectations.
These grades are unacceptable.
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Unacceptable

Not acceptable; unsatisfactory.
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Unacceptable

Unsatisfactory; not acceptable
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Unacceptable

(linguistics) not conforming to accepted usage
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Unacceptable

Something that is not acceptable.
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Unacceptable

Not acceptable; not pleasing; not welcome; unpleasant; disagreeable; displeasing; offensive.
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Unacceptable

Not adequate to give satisfaction;
The coach told his players that defeat was unacceptable
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Unacceptable

Not acceptable; not welcome;
A word unacceptable in polite society
An unacceptable violation of personal freedom
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Unacceptable

Used of persons or their behavior;
Impossible behavior
Insufferable insolence
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Unacceptable

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'
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FAQs

What is the verb form of Unacceptable?

The verb form is "to accept."
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Why is it called Unacceptable?

It's called "Unacceptable" because it denotes something that cannot be accepted or tolerated.
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What is the pronunciation of Unacceptable?

The pronunciation is /ˌʌn.əkˈsept.ə.bəl/.
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Which vowel is used before Unacceptable?

The vowel "U" is used before "unacceptable."
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Which preposition is used with Unacceptable?

Prepositions like "to," "for," and "in" can be used with "unacceptable."
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Which conjunction is used with Unacceptable?

Any conjunction can be used, such as "and," "but," or "or," depending on the sentence.
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Is Unacceptable a negative or positive word?

Unacceptable is generally considered a negative word.
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What is the root word of Unacceptable?

The root word is "accept."
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Is Unacceptable a noun or adjective?

Unacceptable is an adjective.
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What is the singular form of Unacceptable?

Unacceptable is an adjective and doesn't have a singular or plural form.
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What is the plural form of Unacceptable?

Unacceptable is an adjective and doesn't have a singular or plural form.
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Is Unacceptable a countable noun?

No, Unacceptable is not a countable noun; it's an adjective.
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How many syllables are in Unacceptable?

There are 5 syllables in "Unacceptable."
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What is a stressed syllable in Unacceptable?

The second syllable "ac" is stressed.
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What is the second form of Unacceptable?

Unacceptable doesn't have forms as it is an adjective.
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Is Unacceptable a collective noun?

No, Unacceptable is not a collective noun; it's an adjective.
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What is the first form of Unacceptable?

Unacceptable doesn't have forms as it is an adjective.
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Is Unacceptable a vowel or consonant?

Unacceptable is neither; it's an adjective.
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Is the word Unacceptable imperative?

No, Unacceptable is not imperative; it's an adjective.
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What is another term for Unacceptable?

Another term for Unacceptable is "intolerable."
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What is the third form of Unacceptable?

Unacceptable doesn't have forms as it is an adjective.
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How is Unacceptable used in a sentence?

Unacceptable is used as an adjective, e.g., "His conduct was unacceptable."
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Is Unacceptable an adverb?

No, Unacceptable is not an adverb.
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Which article is used with Unacceptable?

The articles "a," "an," and "the" can be used with "unacceptable."
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Is Unacceptable an abstract noun?

No, Unacceptable is an adjective.
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Is the Unacceptable term a metaphor?

No, Unacceptable is not a metaphor.
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How do we divide Unacceptable into syllables?

It is divided as Un-ac-cept-a-ble.
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What part of speech is Unacceptable?

Unacceptable is an adjective.
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What is the opposite of Unacceptable?

The opposite of Unacceptable is "acceptable."
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Which determiner is used with Unacceptable?

Determiners like "this," "that," "some," or "any" can be used with "unacceptable."
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