in·​sep·​a·​ra·​ble | \(ˌ)in-ˈse-p(ə-)rə-bəl \

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 \ noun
inseparable noun
inseparableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
inseparably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for inseparable


bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, familiar, friendly, intimate, 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 eldest granddaughter of Grace Kelly and the film producer, who have been inseparable since, split their time between L.A., Paris and Monaco. Peter Mikelbank,, "There’s a New Royal Baby on the Way! Grace Kelly's Granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi Is Pregnant," 10 July 2018 The couple has been inseparable since rekindling their romance last month. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin: An Engagement Playlist of Bieber's Best Love Songs," 9 July 2018 The Queen and Meghan Markle are basically inseparable at this point. Josh Duboff, Vanities, "Meghan Markle Channels “Kate Middleton Hair” for Buckingham Palace Reception," 26 June 2018 Tragically, heroism and incompetence are inseparable. The Economist, "Anthony Beevor’s new history of Arnhem," 24 May 2018 The rise of the cinematic universe is inseparable from the rise of a truly global cinematic marketplace, dominated by China. Stephen Metcalf, The New Yorker, "How Superheroes Made Movie Stars Expendable," 19 May 2018 In short, his work is inseparable from his Alabama roots. Bob Sims,, "'s John Archibald wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary," 16 Apr. 2018 Rita and her identical twin sister, Gloria, were inseparable and blended the Kelly and Avignone families together for many memorable holiday and summer vacations, especially on Martha's Vineyard. Hartford Courant,, "Rita M. Kelly," 7 Apr. 2018 In its early weeks and months, talk of technology and revolution were inseparable. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Facebook Has a Genocide Problem," 15 Mar. 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 \

Kids Definition of inseparable

: impossible to separate inseparable companions

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obstinately defiant of authority

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