in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \

Definition of indestructible

: incapable of being destroyed, ruined, or rendered ineffective

Other Words from indestructible

indestructibility \ ˌin-​di-​ˌstrək-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \ noun
indestructibleness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \ noun
indestructibly \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​blē How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for indestructible



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of indestructible in a Sentence

diamonds are widely considered to be indestructible because they are one of the hardest known substances
Recent Examples on the Web Over knockoffs, genuine Maxtrax are made from a virtually indestructible nylon material that’ll stand up to a lifetime of use. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 2 May 2021 The indestructible and inhumanly strong creature, usually depicted as a hulking, lumbering figure, became the protector of the Jews, fighting off their persecutors. Roy Schwartz, CNN, 21 Dec. 2021 Madeira is also indestructible, so leftovers never go bad. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2021 No mere mortal can defeat the indestructible force of the Plaschke curse. Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 2021 Without the indestructible running back, Green Bay’s air offense would stall out. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2021 Their relationship is both destructive and indestructible. Suzanne O’sullivan, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 Then, thanks to a teenaged Rebecca’s habit of taping over home movies, they get rickrolled by a disposable but indestructible and now strangely poignant pop hit from decades past. Keith Phipps, Vulture, 24 Sep. 2021 The fabric is described as nearly indestructible, which means this is a piece that can truly last decades. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'indestructible.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of indestructible

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indestructible

probably from Late Latin indestructibilis, from Latin in- + destructus, past participle of destruere to tear down — more at destroy

Learn More About indestructible

Time Traveler for indestructible

Time Traveler

The first known use of indestructible was in 1667

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near indestructible




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for indestructible

Last Updated

19 Jan 2022

Cite this Entry

“Indestructible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for indestructible



English Language Learners Definition of indestructible

: impossible to break or destroy


in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \

Kids Definition of indestructible

: impossible to destroy an indestructible toy

More from Merriam-Webster on indestructible

Nglish: Translation of indestructible for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!