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dispensable Explained

dispensable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dispensable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj not necessary or important and so easy to get rid of// → indispensable// --Part-time workers are considered dispensable.//

dispensable at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispensable":
admissible, allocated, allowable, apportionable, apportioned,
back-burner, condonable, de trop, defensible, dinky, disposable,
distributable, divisible, excess, excusable, exemptible,
expendable, expiable, expletive, forgivable, gratuitous,
immaterial, in excess, inappreciable, inconsequential,
inconsiderable, inessential, inferior, inoffensive, insignificant,
irrelevant, justifiable, legitimate, little, minor, minute,
needless, negligible, nonessential, not vital, parceled,
pardonable, petit, pleonastic, portioned out, prolix, reasonable,
redundant, remissible, severable, small, spare, supererogatory,
superfluous, tautologic, tautologous, technical, to spare,
uncalled-for, unessential, unimpressive, unnecessary, unneeded,
unnoteworthy, unobjectionable, useless, venial, verbose,
vindicable, warrantable

dispensable at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Uselessness): useless, inefficacious, futile, inoperative, inadequate, insufficient, inept, inefficient, impotent, of no avail, ineffectual, incompetent, unskillful, dispensable, worthless, valueless.

dispensable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[not usually before noun] not necessary; that can be got rid of:
They looked on music and art lessons as dispensable.

dispensable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[not usually before noun] not necessary; that can be got rid of:
They looked on music and art lessons as dispensable.

Dispensable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dispensable \Dis*pen"sa*ble\, a. [LL. dispensabilis. See
1. Capable of being dispensed or administered.

2. Capable of being dispensed with. --Coleridge.

dispensable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : capable of being dispensed with or done without;
"dispensable items of personal property" [ant: {indispensable}]

dispensable at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » dɪsˈpɛnsəbəɫ


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced.
    1. Capable of being dispensed; distributable.
    2. 2006, Pamela Lewis, Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers, Jessica Kingsley Publsihers (2006), ISBN 9781843108092, page 132:
    3. : The reward could be a preferred food, a sticker, blowing some bubbles, a noisemaker the child enjoys, a pat on the back, or some other easily dispensable reward that does not take the child away from the task at hand for more than a moment or two.
    4. Inter: context » of a law, rule, vow, etc. Subject to dispensation; possible to relax, exempt from, or annul.
    5. 2011, Will Adam, Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church: Dispensation and Economy in Ecclesiastical Law, ISBN 9781409420552, page 15:
    6. : Jones' use of the term 'Ecclesiastical Law' in his definition of dispensations in Roman Catholic canon law points to the Roman Catholic distinction between divine law, from which no dispensation is possible, and merely ecclesiastical law, which is dispensable in certain circumstances.
    7. Inter: biochemistry » nutrition|of an amino acid Not essential to be taken in as part of an organism's diet, as it can be synthesized de novo.
    8. 2008, Marie Dunford & J. Andrew Doyle, Nutrition for Sport and Exercise, Thomson Wadsworth (2008), ISBN 9780495014836, page 161:
    9. : The difference in absorption rate is not surprising since whey has a high percentage of indispensable amino acids, which are absorbed more rapidly than dispensable amino acids.


      * indispensable


      Inter: trans-top » able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|неналожителен, Inter: t- » bg|без който може
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|postradatelný, Inter: t- » cs|nadbytečný

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|misbaar, Inter: t+ » nl|onnodig, Inter: t+ » nl|overbodig

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * dispensary
  • dispense

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