im·​per·​ish·​able | \ (ˌ)im-ˈper-i-shə-bəl How to pronounce imperishable (audio) \

Definition of imperishable

1 : not perishable or subject to decay
2 : enduring or occurring forever imperishable fame

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Other Words from imperishable

imperishability \ (ˌ)im-​ˌper-​i-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce imperishability (audio) \ noun
imperishable noun
imperishableness \ (ˌ)im-​ˈper-​i-​shə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce imperishableness (audio) \ noun
imperishably \ (ˌ)im-​ˈper-​i-​shə-​blē How to pronounce imperishably (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for imperishable


indestructible, inextinguishable


destructible, extinguishable, perishable

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Examples of imperishable in a Sentence

the belief that through military glory one could achieve imperishable fame

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Two ancient skeletons that have become a symbol of imperishable love have both been identified as men. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Two ancient "lovers" who were buried holding hands identified as men," 12 Sep. 2019 The imperishable rock legend Iggy Pop is back with his eighteenth studio album, Free. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Iggy Pop's 'Free' Is Here: Stream It Now," 6 Sep. 2019 Today that sentiment is as forgettable as Rachmaninoff is imperishable. Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, "‘Rachmaninoff Plays Symphonic Dances’ Review: A Master Interprets Himself," 17 Sep. 2018 These imperishable readings document standards of singing and operatic orchestral performance unattainable today. Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, "‘Opera as Opera' Review: The Life in a Dead Art Form," 23 Aug. 2018 The cozy, timbered room exists in a permanent state of imperishable romance. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "My Upper East Side Story: Pizza, Schnitzel, a Piano Bar," 12 Apr. 2018 The 96-year-old Scotsman who wrested imperishable beauty out of San Francisco’s sprawling sand dunes, died last night at Park Lodge, the brownstone structure guarding Golden Gate Park. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wayback Machine: John McLaren, the great gardener of San Francisco, dies," 4 Jan. 2018 There are no durable, imperishable assets that might serve as a vehicle for their thrift. The Economist, "Kicking the can down an endless road," 31 Aug. 2017 Men might die in the Arctic, but their honor and civility were imperishable. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "Literature’s Arctic Obsession," 24 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of imperishable

circa 1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of imperishable was circa 1585

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English Language Learners Definition of imperishable

formal : never to be forgotten : lasting forever

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