inexpugnable

adjective
in·​ex·​pug·​na·​ble | \ ˌi-nik-ˈspəg-nə-bəl How to pronounce inexpugnable (audio) , -ˈspyü-nə- \

Definition of inexpugnable

1 : incapable of being subdued or overthrown : impregnable an inexpugnable position
2 : stable, fixed inexpugnable hatred

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Other Words from inexpugnable

inexpugnableness noun
inexpugnably \ ˌi-​nik-​ˈspəg-​nə-​blē How to pronounce inexpugnable (audio) , -​ˈspyü-​nə-​ \ adverb

Examples of inexpugnable in a Sentence

an inexpugnable belief in the essential goodness of people

First Known Use of inexpugnable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inexpugnable

Middle English in-expungnabull, from Latin inexpugnabilis, from in- + expugnare to take by storm, from ex- + pugnare to fight — more at pungent

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“Inexpugnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inexpugnable. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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