in·​sep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈse-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce inseparable (audio) \

Definition of inseparable

1 : incapable of being separated or disjoined inseparable issues
2 : seemingly always together : very intimate inseparable friends

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Other Words from inseparable

inseparability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌse-​p(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inseparability (audio) \ noun
inseparable noun
inseparableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce inseparableness (audio) \ noun
inseparably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce inseparably (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for inseparable


bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, familiar, friendly, intimate, inward, near, thick, tight



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Examples of inseparable in a Sentence

One problem is inseparable from the other. they've been inseparable friends since they met at summer camp years ago

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The two have become jurisprudentially inseparable, with Gorsuch serving as a kind of deputy to Thomas, as Thomas once served to Antonin Scalia. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "Clarence Thomas’s Astonishing Opinion on a Racist Mississippi Prosecutor," 21 June 2019 That is almost the inverse of, let’s say, the Lagerfeld model, where the image of the house and the designer are inseparable. New York Times, "Suiting Up With Meghan Markle’s Designer," 11 June 2019 Is that a step too far from the romanticized ideal that collegiate athletics and academics ought to be inseparable? Michael Mccann,, "How Transforming Into a DSO Could Impact Florida State's Athletic Department," 11 June 2019 The Saudis have their own set of interests to account for, as does the U.S.; to assume both are inseparable or in sync all of the time is a severe mischaracterization of a transactional relationship. WSJ, "Secretary Pompeo Is Far Too Forgiving of the Saudis," 3 Dec. 2018 Since then, Buzz and Woody (read: Tom and Tim) have been inseparable. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Are 'Toy Story 4' Stars Tim Allen and Tom Hanks Actually Friends in Real Life?," 11 June 2019 But astronomy and art have been inseparable for centuries. Mara Johnson-groh, Quartz, "Art plays an invaluable role in groundbreaking space discoveries," 8 June 2019 With their wedding drawing closer each day, the couple has been practically inseparable. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Sophie Turner's 2019 BBMA Red Carpet Look Was Basically a Designer Spacesuit," 2 May 2019 That is why royal marriages have usually been inseparable from international diplomacy. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "When Royal Love Affairs Go Wrong," 8 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of inseparable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inseparable

Middle English, from Latin inseparabilis, from in- + separabilis separable

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English Language Learners Definition of inseparable

: not able to be separated


in·​sep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ in-ˈse-pə-rə-bəl How to pronounce inseparable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inseparable

: impossible to separate inseparable companions

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