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
Duke Ellington led the greatest jazz orchestra for 50 years, and for 27 of them Billy Strayhorn was his indispensable musical partner.
The Germany World Cup winner joined Juventus on a free transfer in 2015 and has been indispensable this season after previously struggling with injuries.
The United States remains the largest economy in the world, and its military is indispensable for European security, putting a clear limit on Europe’s ability to declare independence.
Proximity to Carter, and a clever courting of the first lady, eventually led Brzezinski to be perceived as Carter’s indispensable man.
To make its mobile app as indispensable as possible, Facebook has introduced live streams, a booming virtual bazaar and free access to some of the best journalism.
Not only is VAX a type of computer prized by hackers, who love the versatility and power of the machine, but VAXEN also are indispensable to universities, corporations, small companies, database archives, and libraries all over the country.
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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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