indispensable


in·dis·pens·able

adjective \ˌin-di-ˈspen(t)-sə-bəl\

: extremely important and necessary

Full Definition of INDISPENSABLE

1
:  not subject to being set aside or neglected <an indispensable obligation>
2
:  absolutely necessary :  essential <an indispensable member of the staff>
in·dis·pens·abil·i·ty \-ˌspen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
indispensable noun
in·dis·pens·able·ness \-ˈspen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·dis·pens·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INDISPENSABLE

  1. <fully aware that he was an indispensable assistant, he decided that it was high time that he be paid what he was worth>

First Known Use of INDISPENSABLE

1653

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