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
indispensabilityplay \ˌin-di-ˌspen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
indispensablenessplay \ˌin-di-ˈspen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
indispensablyplay \ˌin-di-ˈspen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb
Examples of indispensable in a Sentence
fully aware that he was an indispensable assistant, he decided that it was high time that he be paid what he was worth
Recent Examples of indispensable from the Web
Like a white oxford or black jeans, a chambray shirt is the kind of indispensable wardrobe staple every man should own.
PREPARATION AND TIPS AAA provided guidebooks and Google Maps was indispensable in planning the route.
Before you jet (or drive) off to your next getaway, read through some indispensable travel tips from famous women who’ve trotted all over the globe.
Military and law enforcement dogs have saved countless lives and proven themselves indispensable for decades.
What started in 1985 as a startup co-founded by a UC San Diego professor has grown into a company that has invented the technologies that make smartphones indispensable in our lives.
Essentially medical travel agents, these providers help surgery hopefuls plan and facilitate every step of a trip, and seem to have no trouble convincing even the thriftiest patients that coordination services are indispensable.
Less than a decade old, this protean object has become the universal, all-but-indispensable mediator of everyday life.
By Tuesday, Trump himself was involved, adding fuel to the rivalry by tweeting support for the Saudi coalition – despite Qatar’s indispensable role in United States’ military operations in the region.
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First Known Use of indispensable
INDISPENSABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indispensable for English Language Learners
: extremely important and necessary
INDISPENSABLE Defined for Kids
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