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in·del·i·ble

 (ĭn-dĕl′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent: indelible ink.
2. Making a mark not easily erased or washed away: an indelible pen for labeling clothing.
3. Unable to be forgotten; memorable: an indelible memory.

[Alteration of earlier indeleble, from Latin indēlēbilis : in-, not; see in-1 + dēlēbilis, capable of being effaced (from dēlēre, to wipe out).]

in·del′i·bil′i·ty n.
in·del′i·bly adv.

indelible

(ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being erased or obliterated
2. making indelible marks: indelible ink.
[C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in-1+ delēre to destroy]
inˌdeliˈbility, inˈdelibleness n
inˈdelibly adv

in•del•i•ble

(ɪnˈdɛl ə bəl)

adj.
1. making marks that cannot be removed: indelible pens.
2. not removable, as by washing or erasure: indelible stains.
3. memorable; unforgettable: indelible memories.
[1520–30; earlier indeleble < Latin indēlēbilis indestructible. See in-3, delete, -ble]
in•del`i•bil′i•ty, in•del′i•ble•ness, n.
in•del′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indelible - cannot be removed or erased; "an indelible stain"; "indelible memories"
ineradicable - not able to be destroyed or rooted out; "ineradicable superstitions"

indelible

indelible

adjective
Permanently resistive to fading:
Translations
لا يُمْحى
nesmazatelný
uudslettelig
kitörölhetetlen
óafmáanlegur, varanlegur
neišdildomasneištrinamas
neizdzēšams
nezmazateľný
silinmezunutulmaz

indelible

[ɪnˈdeləbl] ADJ
1. (= not washable) [ink, stain] → indeleble
indelible penbolígrafo m de tinta indeleble
2. (= unforgettable) [memory, image] → indeleble, imborrable
it made an indelible impression on mese me quedó grabado en la memoria

indelible

[ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl] adj
[impression] → indélébile
[ink] → indélébile

indelible

adj stainnicht zu entfernen; ink alsowasserunlöslich; (fig) impressionunauslöschlich; indelible pencilKopierstift m, → Tintenstift m; to leave an indelible mark on somebody/something (fig)jdn/etw für immer zeichnen

indelible

[ɪnˈdɛləbl] adj (also) (fig) → indelebile

indelible

(inˈdeləbl) adjective
(making a mark) that cannot be removed. indelible ink; The events of that day have left an indelible impression on my mind.
References in classic literature ?
It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind.
But when in repose her features had a shadowy look that was like a sardonic grin, as if some one had sketched with cruel forefinger indelible lines about her mouth.
It is unnecessary to say, that those shameful tumults, while they reflect indelible disgrace upon the time in which they occurred, and all who had act or part in them, teach a good lesson.
I see her face now, better than I did then, I dare say, with its indelible look of regret and wonder turned upon me.
For many thousands of generations he had been away from it; yet, deep down in the crypts of being, tied about and wrapped up in every muscle and nerve of him, was the indelible record of the days in the wild when dim ancestors had run with the pack and at the same time developed the pack and themselves.
But for the indelible picture that my remembrance now holds before me, I could scarcely believe, even as I write these words, that I saw two-and-thirty men and women put before the Judge to receive that sentence together.
The unison of opposites to prove, Of the soft wax and diamond hard am I; But still, obedient to the laws of love, Here, hard or soft, I offer you my breast, Whate'er you grave or stamp thereon shall rest Indelible for all eternity.
I wished to fix an indelible impression of it in my mind.
Then the cambric was torn from her beautiful shoulders; and on one of those lovely shoulders, round and white, D'Artagnan recognized, with inexpressible astonishment, the FLEUR-DE-LIS--that indelible mark which the hand of the infamous executioner had imprinted.
Many events are focussed sharply on my brain, but between these indelible pictures I retain are intervals of unconsciousness.
Curiosity and admiration excited by her beauty; inquiries made about her; the story of the past discovered; Society charitably sorry for her; Society generously subscribing for her; and still, through all the years of her life, the same result in the end--the shadow of the old disgrace surrounding her as with a pestilence, isolating her among other women, branding her, even when she had earned her pardon in the sight of God, with the mark of an indelible disgrace in the sight of man: there was the prospect
Fortunately, as regarded this circumstance at least, his painful past gave to his countenance an indelible sadness, and the glimmerings of gayety seen beneath this cloud were indeed but transitory.