What does indelible mean?

Definitions for indelibleɪnˈdɛl ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indelible, unerasable(adj)

    cannot be removed or erased

    "an indelible stain"; "indelible memories"


  1. indelible(Adjective)

    having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface;

  2. indelible(Adjective)

    incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten.

    That horrible story just might make an indelible impression on the memory.

  3. indelible(Adjective)

    incapable of being annulled

  4. Origin: indelebilis "indestructible"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indelible(adj)

    that can not be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten; as, indelible characters; an indelible stain; an indelible impression on the memory

  2. Indelible(adj)

    that can not be annulled; indestructible

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indelible

    in-del′i-bl, adj. that cannot be blotted out or effaced.—ns. Indelibil′ity, Indel′ibleness.—adv. Indel′ibly. [Fr.,—L. in, not, delebilisdelēre, to destroy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indelible in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indelible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Darwin:

    We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

  2. Roger Stone:

    He's very proud of the fact that he's a builder and that the things he builds are indelible, he knows all the Wall Street guys, gets along fine with them, but he is not the toast of Wall Street.

  3. Jim Gregory:

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Quinn, pat is one of hockey's most respected individuals whose lifetime involvement as a player, coach and executive has made an indelible mark on the game.

  4. Chief Executive Kenneth Chenault:

    President Ed Gilligan contributions have left an indelible imprint on practically every area of our business... and, most recently, the group forging our digital partnerships and driving payment innovations.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    Speaker Wright was a person of deep courage, brilliant eloquence, and complete mastery of the legislative process. Speaker Wright's strong, decisive leadership built an indelible legacy of progress, not only in his beloved state of Texas, but around the world. Wright championed prosperity for every working family, and helped lead the way to peace to Central America.

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