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ˌɪn dɪˈspɛn sə bəlin·dis·pens·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indispensable(adj)

    not to be dispensed with; essential

    "foods indispensable to good nutrition"

  2. essential, indispensable(adj)

    absolutely necessary; vitally necessary

    "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"

  3. indispensable(adj)

    unavoidable

    "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"

Wiktionary

  1. indispensable(Noun)

    A thing that is not dispensable; a necessity.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  2. indispensable(Noun)

    Trousers.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  3. indispensable(Adjective)

    Not admitting ecclesiastical dispensation; not subject to release or exemption; that cannot be allowed by bending the canonical rules.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  4. indispensable(Adjective)

    Unbendable, that cannot be set aside or ignored.

    The law was moral and indispensable. -Bp. Burnet

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

  5. indispensable(Adjective)

    Absolutely necessary or requisite; that one cannot do without.

    An indispensable component of a heart-healthy diet.

    Etymology: From indispensabilis, corresponding to . Compare French indispensable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indispensable(adj)

    not dispensable; impossible to be omitted, remitted, or spared; absolutely necessary or requisite

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]

  2. Indispensable(adj)

    not admitting dispensation; not subject to release or exemption

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]

  3. Indispensable(adj)

    unavoidable; inevitable

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]

Freebase

  1. Indispensable

    Indispensable: The Best of Michael Franks is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks released in 1988 with Warner Bros.. It is Franks' twelfth album, and his first of four compilation releases with the label. The compilation contains a selection of tracks spanning eleven years, from The Art of Tea in 1976, to The Camera Never Lies in 1987. Franks has since released seven more studio albums, rendering this compilation a fairly representative sample of his earlier work; of note his collaborations with the Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt production team, and later with Rob Mounsey.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indispensable

    in-dis-pens′a-bl, adj. that cannot be dispensed with: absolutely necessary.—ns. Indispensabil′ity, Indispens′ableness.—adv. Indispens′ably.

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How to say indispensable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indispensable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indispensable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of indispensable in a Sentence

  1. John F. Kennedy:

    The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nations greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Forbearance is an indispensable key to a lasting marriage or relationship. That is to say, without patience, tolerance and magnanimity (forgiveness) there can't be any lasting marriage or relationship. Yes! It takes patience, tolerance and magnanimity (forgiveness) to experience a lasting marriage or relationship. As a matter of fact, whoever that lacks patience, tolerance and (forgiveness) cannot and will never experience a lasting marriage or relationship. Anyway, do you really long for a lasting marriage or relationship? If Yes, then you've got to be patient, tolerant and magnanimous (forgiving) in all you do. Most especially, with regard to the affairs of your marriage or any other relationship. For, (surely) patience, tolerance and magnanimity do pay off. Whereas, impatience, intolerance and unforgivingness are catastrophic naturally, to my mind (in my opinion). ~Emeasoba George

  3. Norman Douglas:

    Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.

  4. Joseph Wood Krutch:

    Technology made large populations possible, large populations now make technology indispensable.

  5. Patrick Leahy:

    Maybe you can explain why a dictator like Egypt's President al-Sisi is feted at the White House, Russia's President (Vladimir) Putin, North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Turkey's President (Tayyip) Erdogan are praised as strong leaders and the Saudi Crown Prince is treated as an indispensable friend and ally.

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