inexpugnable

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adjective in·ex·pug·na·ble \ˌi-nik-ˈspəg-nə-bəl, -ˈspyü-nə-\

Definition of inexpugnable

  1. 1 :  incapable of being subdued or overthrown :  impregnable an inexpugnable position

  2. 2 :  stable, fixed inexpugnable hatred

inexpugnableness

noun

inexpugnably

play \ˌi-nik-ˈspəg-nə-blē, -ˈspyü-nə-\ adverb

Examples of inexpugnable in a Sentence

  1. an inexpugnable belief in the essential goodness of people

Origin and Etymology of 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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