irreplaceable

adjective
ir·​re·​place·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈplā-sə-bəl How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \

Definition of irreplaceable

: not replaceable an irreplaceable antique

Other Words from irreplaceable

irreplaceability \ ˌir-​i-​ˌplā-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \ noun
irreplaceableness \ ˌir-​i-​ˈplā-​sə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \ noun
irreplaceably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈplā-​sə-​blē How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of irreplaceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The software, however, was custom-made for the station and is irreplaceable. Serhiy Morgunov, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 In the ensuing decades, the queen has become an irreplaceable figure in Britain, central to its self-identity. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022 In the ensuing decades, the queen has become an irreplaceable figure in Britain, central to its self-identity. Mark Landler, New York Times, 2 June 2022 As initially designed, the project requires removing 105 trees from the park, including 10 heritage trees, which are deemed irreplaceable due to their size and rarity. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 31 May 2022 But whether the attacks are indiscriminate or targeted, Stone said Ukraine was at risk of losing irreplaceable cultural sites and artifacts that make up the fabric of Ukrainian identity. Lauren Egan, NBC News, 30 May 2022 The sites, including the Island of Gorée, contain irreplaceable cultural, ecological, historical, social, and economic features. Petro Kotzé, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2022 The task wasn’t easy considering an irreplaceable position like catcher was in the mix with Maddi Hackbarth leaving after four seasons. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2022 McKinnon, in particular, is entirely irreplaceable. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of irreplaceable

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Irreplaceable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irreplaceable. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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irreplaceable

adjective
ir·​re·​place·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈplā-sə-bəl How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \

Kids Definition of irreplaceable

: too valuable or too rare to be replaced The stolen art is irreplaceable.

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