inexpugnable

adjective

in·​ex·​pug·​na·​ble ˌi-nik-ˈspəg-nə-bəl How to pronounce inexpugnable (audio)
-ˈspyü-nə-
1
: incapable of being subdued or overthrown : impregnable
an inexpugnable position
2
: stable, fixed
inexpugnable hatred
inexpugnableness noun
inexpugnably adverb

Examples of inexpugnable in a Sentence

an inexpugnable belief in the essential goodness of people
Recent Examples on the Web Both felonies would be inexpugnable. cleveland, 4 Aug. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inexpugnable was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Inexpugnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inexpugnable. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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