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indelible Explained

indelible at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indelible at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1529, from L. indelebilis "indelible, imperishable," from in- "not" + delebilis "able to be destroyed," from delere "destroy, blot out" (see delete). ///

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

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: indelibilis, from Latin indelebilis, from delere; DELETE]//
1 impossible to remove or forget: permanent// --Her words left an indelible impression on me for years to come.//
2 indelible ink/pencil/marker etc: ink etc that makes a permanent mark which cannot be removed// -- indelibly adv // --a moment indelibly imprinted on my mind//

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

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "indelible":
absorbing, acute, colorfast, constant, deathless, deep, deep-dyed,
deep-felt, deepgoing, double-dyed, dyed-in-the-wool, enduring,
fadeless, fast, fixed, haunting, heartfelt, homefelt, immortal,
imperishable, impregnable, incorruptible, indestructible,
ineffaceable, ineradicable, inexpugnable, inextinguishable,
ingrain, ingrained, invincible, invulnerable, keen, lasting,
nagging, nonperishable, obsessive, penetrating, permanent,
persistent, pervading, piercing, poignant, profound, quenchless,
recurrent, sharp, undampable, undestroyable, undying, unerasable,
unfading, unforgettable, unquenchable

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

[ADJ] (Stability): {unmovable}: stuck, jammed, unremovable, irretrievable, irrevocable, irreversible, irreducible, indissoluble, indestructible, undying, imperishable, incorruptible, indelible.

[ADJ] (Memory): remembered, unforgotten, present to the mind, indelible, uppermost in one's thoughts, memorable, important.

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

1 impossible to forget or remove:
The experience made an indelible impression on me. * Her unhappy childhood left an indelible mark.
2 (of ink, pens, etc.) leaving a mark that cannot be removed:
an indelible marker / stain
indelibly adverb:
That day is stamped indelibly on my memory.

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

Indelible \In*del"i*ble\, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in- not +
delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F.
ind['e]l['e]bile. See {In-} not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly
written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of
the word.]
1. 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. That can not be annulled; indestructible. [R.]

They are endued with indelible power from above.

{Indelible colors}, fast colors which do not fade or tarnish
by exposure.

{Indelible ink}, an ink obliterated by washing; esp., a
solution of silver nitrate.

Syn: Fixed; fast; permanent; ineffaceable. --
{In*del"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*del"i*bly}, adv.

Indelibly stamped and impressed. --J. Ellis.

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

adj : cannot be removed, washed away or erased; "an indelible
stain" [syn: {unerasable}]

indelible at English (WD) Of Explained:

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* Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈdɛləbl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /In"dEl@bl/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-indelible.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: etyl » la indelebilis "indestructible"


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface;
    1. : This ink spot on the contract is indelible.
    2. : This stain on my shirt is indelible.
    3. incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten.
    4. : That horrible story just might make an indelible impression on the memory.
    5. incapable of being annulled


      Inter: trans-top » difficult to remove or wash away

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lähtemätön, Inter: t+ » fi|pysyvä
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|neunaardagh, Inter: t- » gv|neuastyrtagh, Inter: t- » gv|neuvooghee, Inter: t- » gv|do-scryst
  • Polish: (being difficult to remove) nieusuwalny {{m}}, (being difficult to wash away) niezmywalny {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|несмываемый|m|tr=nesmyvájemyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|нестираемый|m|tr=nestirájemyj|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » incapable of being canceled or forgotten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|peruuttamaton, Inter: t- » fi|lähtemätön, Inter: t- » fi|unohtumaton
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|uutslettelig
    • Polish: niezatarty {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|неизгладимый|m|tr=neizgladímyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|незабываемый|m|tr=nezabyvájemyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » incapable of being annulled
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|peruuttamaton

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: Inter: t- » nl|onuitwisbaar
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|indélébile
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t- » de|tunauslöschlich
    • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t+ » it|indelebile|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: Inter: t+ » pt|indelével|m
  • Inter: ttbc » sh:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|неизбрисив|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|neizbrisiv|sc=Latn
  • Inter: ttbc » es: indeleble

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » indelible
    Translation: el » indelible
    Translation: fr » indelible
    Translation: ko » indelible
    Translation: io » indelible
    Translation: kn » indelible
    Translation: ml » indelible
    Translation: my » indelible
    Translation: pl » indelible
    Translation: sh » indelible
    Translation: ta » indelible
    Translation: te » indelible
    Translation: vi » indelible
    Translation: zh » indelible