Definitions for indelible
ɪnˈdɛl ə bəlin·deli·ble
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cannot be removed or erased
"an indelible stain"; "indelible memories"
having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface;
incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten.
That horrible story just might make an indelible impression on the memory.
incapable of being annulled
Etymology: indelebilis "indestructible"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: indeleble, Fr. indelebilis, Lat. in and delible.
Wilful perpetrations of unworthy actions brands with indelible characters the name and memory. Charles I .
Thy heedless sleeve will drink the colour'd oil,
And spot indelible thy pocket soil. John Gay, Trivia.
All endued with indelible power from above to feed, to govern this household, and to consecrate pastors and stewards of it to the world's end. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
Indelible is the fourth book in the Grant County series by author Karin Slaughter. It was originally released in hardback in 2004. Previous books in the series are Blindsighted, Kisscut, and A Faint Cold Fear. These books star Sara Linton, Jeffrey Tolliver, and Lena Adams.
Indelible refers to something that cannot be removed, erased, or washed away. It often refers to ink or other substances, but it can also refer to long-lasting memories or impressions that cannot be forgotten.
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
that can not be annulled; indestructible
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-del′i-bl, adj. that cannot be blotted out or effaced.—ns. Indelibil′ity, Indel′ibleness.—adv. Indel′ibly. [Fr.,—L. in, not, delebilis—delēre, to destroy.]
The numerical value of indelible in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of indelible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Human activity is causing deforestation on a massive scale, we know that the diversity of bird communities is impacted by the availability of forests -- when forests are cut down in favor of, for example, palm oil monoculture, bird diversity is slashed. It's probable that, if this kind of deforestation continues unabated, it will leave an indelible signature on the evolution of birdlife.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
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.
Man with all his noble qualities, with sympathy which feels for the most debased, with benevolence which extends not only to other men but to the humblest living creature, with his god-like intellect which has penetrated into the movements and constitution of the solar system- with all these exalted powers- Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim... her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization.
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- لا يمحىArabic
- indelebleCatalan, Valencian
- hartnäckig, unauslöschlichGerman
- پاک نشدنیPersian
- pysyvä, unohtumaton, lähtemätön, peruuttamatonFinnish
- indeleble, indelébelGalician
- do-scryst, neunaardagh, neuastyrtagh, neuvoogheeManx
- 削除, 消す, 忘れJapanese
- nieusuwalny, niezatarty, niezmywalnyPolish
- de neștersRomanian
- неизглади́мый, нестира́емый, незабыва́емый, несмыва́емыйRussian
- không thể xóa đượcVietnamese
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