Definition Of excuse
a poor or inadequate example of.
that pathetic excuse for a man!
a reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense.
there can be no possible excuse for any further delay
attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.
he did nothing to hide or excuse Jacob's cruelty
release (someone) from a duty or requirement.
it will not be possible to excuse you from jury duty
Example Of excuse
A cultural practice that is manifestly wrong on humanist grounds becomes the excuse for a colonizing mission whose tactics are in turn violent and unjust.
Aye, we're a poor, pathetic wee excuse for a nation right enough.
‘You have to excuse my room mate, she is a little delusional it looks like,’ I heard Penelope plead.
BTW, please excuse any spelling mistakes as this keyboard is slightly out of alignment, key size wise to mine, and I keep hitting the wrong keys.
But it is these days difficult to avoid the tangled mess of geopolitical analysis, so please excuse my taking liberties this week.