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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Over the past year, the sisters have become inseparable. Allison Klein, Washington Post, "This adopted woman scoured the country for the sister she never met — only to discover she literally lived next door," 27 June 2018 However, within a team, certain players just happen to click and become inseparable from each other., "6 of Football’s Best Bromances," 15 June 2018 In a speech at a banquet in China, Kim described the traditional allies as inseparable ‘‘neighboring brothers’’ with a relationship molded by a ‘‘sacred mutual fight’’ to achieve socialist ideals, according to KCNA., "In first trip abroad, North Korea’s Kim warmly received in China," 29 Mar. 2018 Up until that point, the Spice Girls — made up of Halliwell (Ginger), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Brown (Scary), Victoria Beckham (Posh) and Melanie Chisholm (Sporty) — had seemed inseparable. Dave Quinn,, "It's the 20th Anniversary of Geri Halliwell Leaving the Spice Girls — and She's Still Sorry," 31 May 2018 The arguments offered to Marcia and Lucilius are inseparable from complex metaphysical doctrines. Brendan Boyle, WSJ, "‘How to Die’ Review: Finish With a Flourish," 26 Apr. 2018 The Norwegian death-punk band Turbonegro has a fandom that demonstrates both how bands provide grounds for participatory communal experiences that transcend them and how inseparable those communal experiences are from commercial markets. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Calamity and Indianness are indeed inseparable, the novel suggests; the droopy features of an Indian child who is born with fetal alcohol syndrome provide an affecting opening image. The Economist, "Tommy Orange’s debut novel is a work of defiance and recovery," 5 July 2018 Not too long after Shelton embarked on a relationship with Stefani and the two have been inseparable ever since., "Miranda Lambert Hung Up On Her First Post-Divorce Interview," 4 July 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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