inseparable

adjective
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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

distant

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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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By high school the teenagers were practically inseparable, says Jennifer's cousin, Susan Bowen. CBS News, "Unsolved murder case is the talk of small Texas town 17 years later," 6 July 2019 Generally, scientists have found that ecosystems with more diverse foundation species – those that define a system and are inseparable from it, such as trees in a forest – tend to be healthier and function better. Cody Clements, The Conversation, "Biodiversity helps coral reefs thrive – and could be part of strategies to save them," 25 June 2019 Woody, inseparable from the western heroes he was modeled after, has finally fallen out of favor. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Toy Story 4' Evokes the Journey of the Western Hero," 22 June 2019 Björk is her art, just as much as her work is inseparable from her. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Meet the Set Designer Behind For Björk Latest Showstopping Performance," 10 May 2019 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, SI.com, "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

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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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inseparable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inseparable

: not able to be separated

inseparable

adjective
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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