indispensable Definition

absolutely necessary or essential.

Using indispensable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "indispensable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    A good dictionary is an indispensable tool for learning a language.

  • Example

    Water is indispensable for life.

  • Example

    She has become an indispensable member of the team.

  • Example

    His experience and knowledge are indispensable to the project.

indispensable Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with indispensable

  • absolutely necessary for something or someone


    Good communication skills are indispensable to a successful career.

  • to become so important or valuable that one cannot be replaced


    She made herself indispensable to the company by working hard and taking on extra responsibilities.

  • something or someone that is absolutely necessary for a particular purpose


    A good education is indispensable for success in life.

Origins of indispensable

from French 'indispensable', from Late Latin 'indispensabilis', from in- 'not' + dispensabilis 'able to be dispensed with'


Summary: indispensable in Brief

The term 'indispensable' [ˌɪndɪˈspɛnsəbl] refers to something that is absolutely necessary or essential. It is often used to describe people, tools, or skills that are crucial to the success of a project or task, such as 'A good dictionary is an indispensable tool for learning a language.' 'Indispensable' can also be used in phrases like 'make oneself indispensable,' meaning to become so important that one cannot be replaced.

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