HyperDic: indispensable

English > 3 senses of the word indispensable:
ADJECTIVEallindispensablenot to be dispensed with
allindispensable, essentialabsolutely necessary
allindispensableunavoidable
indispensable > pronunciation
Soundsih.ndihspeh'nsahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > indispensable: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot to be dispensed with; essential.
Example"foods indispensable to good nutrition"
Attribute ofdispensability, dispensablenessThe quality possessed by something that you can get along without
Narrowercritical, vitalurgently needed
See alsoessentialBasic and fundamental
necessaryabsolutely essential
Oppositedispensablecapable of being dispensed ... / dispensed ... / dispensed with or done without
Spanishimprescindible, indispensable
Catalanimprescindible, indispensable
Nounsindispensability, indispensablenessthe quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
English > indispensable: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningabsolutely necessary; vitally necessary.
Example "an indispensable worker"
Synonymessential
Broadernecessaryabsolutely essential
Spanishesencial, imprescindible, indispensable
Catalanessencial, imprescindible, indispensable
Nounsindispensability, indispensableness, vitalnessthe quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
English > indispensable: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningunavoidable.
Example"the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"
Broaderobligatorymorally or legally constraining or binding

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