Definitions for indelibleɪnˈdɛl ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•del•i•bleɪnˈdɛl ə bəl(adj.)

  1. making marks that cannot be removed:

    indelible pens.

  2. not removable, as by washing or erasure:

    indelible stains.

  3. memorable; unforgettable:

    indelible memories.

Origin of indelible:

1520–30; earlier indeleble < L indēlēbilis indestructible. See in -3, delete , -ble


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

Translations for indelible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(making a mark) that cannot be removed

indelible ink; The events of that day have left an indelible impression on my mind.

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