Definitions For Excuse


  • A poor example
  • A note explaining an absence
  • A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  • A reason that you give to explain a mistake, bad behavior, etc.
  • Reasons that you give to explain politely why you cannot do something, why you have to leave, etc.
  • Something (such as a condition or set of conditions) that explains improper behavior and makes it acceptable


  • Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
  • Serve as a reason or cause or justification of
  • Grant exemption or release to
  • Ask for permission to be released from an engagement
  • Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
  • Accept an excuse for
  • To forgive someone for making a mistake, doing something wrong, etc.,
  • To say that (someone) is not required to do something
  • To allow (someone, such as a child) to leave

Is Excuse a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Excuse is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Excuse in a Sentence

  • His boss excused the mistake but told him to be more careful next time.
  • Please excuse me for not calling sooner.
  • I was excused from jury duty.
  • What's your excuse for being so late?
  • She had no valid excuse for not finishing her homework.
  • He's always making excuses for himself.

Synonyms for Excuse

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