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What is the opposite of acceptable?

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Adjective
Opposite of suitable or moderately good
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“These personal attacks are unfitting for a person of his stature and unacceptable for a world leader.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to be tolerated or allowed
“Defeat would be hard to endure, but another rotten display would be intolerable.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing or producing gladness
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“The critics who long for Johnson's departure may be in for an unpleasant surprise.”
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Opposite of allowed or permitted according to the rules or laws
Adjective
Opposite of having a valid reason
Adjective
Opposite of worthy of being believed or accepted as true
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Opposite of of a level that just barely meets one's needs or standards
“Safety precautions were inadequate on a building site where a joiner fell eight feet and broke his back.”
Adjective
Opposite of appropriate or suitable in the circumstances
Adjective
Opposite of tolerably acceptable in standard
“Our customers know they can depend on us to maximize their resources and deliver a superior level of support.”
Adjective
Opposite of not out of the ordinary
Adjective
Opposite of having sound or fair judgment based on good sense
“Arguments framed in terms of fear may easily be represented as irrational and therefore illegitimate in terms of political debate.”
Adjective
Opposite of legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
“He's been detained in Japan since mid-July, when he was nabbed for traveling with an invalid passport.”
Adjective
Opposite of not excessive and within reason or due limits
“Frankly, the proposals to introduce taxes on road usage are outrageous.”
Adjective
Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.”
Adjective
Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
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Opposite of meeting the requirements or qualifications needed
“Clearly, since they're under the gun, they're not going to pick a totally unqualified flunky.”
Adjective
Opposite of average or fairly good
“It was known to be an unsound ship at the dockyard, but the king refused to recall the voyage.”
Adjective
Opposite of accurate in conformity to acceptable standards
“I know you think you can do backflips, but the technique is wrong, and you can end up breaking your neck.”
Adjective
Opposite of to be reasonably expected
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by widespread appeal or likeability
“She turned up to the event in a rather unappealing brown dress.”
Adjective
Opposite of in accordance with official regulations or standard norms
Adjective
Opposite of offering or producing the greatest advantage
“The worst thing you can do right now is to do nothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of inoffensive in nature
“Feel free to raise any topics you wish to discuss, regardless of how provocative they may be.”
Adjective
Opposite of small to moderate in size, quantity or degree
“Jabba the Hutt became so irritated with Han Solo that he placed a generous bounty on his head.”
Adjective
Opposite of always successful, not likely to fail
Adjective
Opposite of well formed; in accordance with the rules of the grammar of a language
Adjective
Opposite of moderate in degree
“It may yet take a national inquiry to establish the full extent of this disturbing phenomenon.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
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