nondurable

adjective non·du·ra·ble \ ˌnän-ˈdu̇r-ə-bəl also -ˈdyu̇r- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of nondurable

: able to exist for only a short time before deteriorating : not durable
  • nondurable products such as food, wine and personal care items.
  • —Suzanne S. Brown

nondurability

play \ˌnän-ˌdu̇r-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyu̇r-\ noun
    • Scarves and some ornaments of clothing, such as flowers or lace, are often fragile and cannot be worn long. These things are purchased with their relative nondurability in mind.
    • —Cleo Fitzsimmons

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First Known Use of nondurable

1858


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