English spelling dictionary
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; 'every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job' 'his transparent self-justification was unacceptable'
a note explaining an absence
a poor example; 'a poor excuse for an automobile'
accept an excuse for
grant exemption or release to
serve as a reason or cause or justification of; 'Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again'
defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; 'he rationalized his lack of success'
ask for permission to be released from an engagement
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; 'She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities'
: What is your excuse
for being late?
alibi exculpation self-justification
View spelling list u-e words - set 2 and
learn about the word excuse in our English spelling course, Unit 7.
User created word lists containing this word:
Tigers ex- words
St. John s Marlborough Bronze List 12
y3 ex- penguins
Module 21: Romeo and Juliet
Module 19: Spellbound