Definition of indispensable in English:

indispensable

Syllabification: in·dis·pen·sa·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈspensəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Absolutely necessary: he made himself indispensable to the parish priest
More example sentences
  • Absolutely indispensable, it is a must purchase for anyone interested in house or soul music.
  • Israel is absolutely indispensable to the Jewish identity of American Jews.
  • In short, as a guide to the new enemies of the left the book is absolutely indispensable.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'not to be allowed or provided for by ecclesiastical dispensation'): from medieval Latin indispensabilis, from in- 'not' + dispensabilis (see dispensable).

Derivatives

indispensability

Pronunciation: /-ˌspensəˈbilitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • There's this desperate need to insist not only on France's relevance in an era dominated by Germany, but France's indispensability.
  • That determination - along with his indispensability - is what ensures he will be available when the business end of the tour comes around.
  • One kid always used to tag along, unwanted, made fun of, yet somehow of greater indispensability than any of the rest of us.

indispensableness

noun
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  • Her work has none of the emotional intensity with which partisans of certain colonies or races demonstrate their indispensableness to the patriot cause.
  • Having said all that, Sue’s being uncharacteristically nice to me, but I’m putting that down to my temporary indispensableness (it is a real word, honestly.)

indispensably

adverb
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  • She argues that, whatever else marriage is about, ultimately and indispensably it's about ‘the underlying dynamic of male-female sexuality.’
  • Nonetheless, preaching indispensably correlates ‘human experience in its depths with the biblical word of God,’ thus ‘linking anamnesis with mimesis.’
  • What I have found is that the two elements of our work - development and advocacy - complement each other indispensably.

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