Definition of indeclinable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈklʌɪnəb(ə)l/


(Of a noun, pronoun, or adjective in a highly inflected language) having no inflections.
Example sentences
  • The verbal indeclinable participle may be formed from transitive and intransitive verbs.
  • The Adverbial Compounds generally take the neuter gender and are indeclinable.
  • In the absence of a declension class (indeclinable nouns), neuter agreement is assigned.


Late Middle English: via French from Latin indeclinabilis, from in- 'not' + declinabilis 'able to be inflected' (see decline).

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