Excuse

Updated: 26 September 2017

We found 26 answers for the crossword clue Excuse. We last saw this clue in The Mirror Quick Crossword on 12 August 2018, where the answer was 'PARDON'.

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Excuse crossword26 Crossword Answers

3
letters
OUT
4
letters
plea
5
letters
ALIBI
story
6
letters
begoff
letoff
exempt
pardon
7
letters
justify
explain
PRETEXT
forgive
absolve
apology
CONDONE
evasion
relieve
9
letters
apologize
apologise
10
letters
GOODREASON
11
letters
rationalise
exculpation
rationalize
13
letters
justification
15
letters
rationalization
17
letters
selfjustification

Definitions for "Excuse"

A poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
A note explaining an absence; "he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
Serve as a reason or cause or justification of; "Your need to sleep late does not excuse your late arrival at work"; "Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again"

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