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in·dis·pens·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-spĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Absolutely necessary; essential.
2. Obligatory; unavoidable: the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state.
n.
One that is indispensable.

in′dis·pens′a·bil′i·ty, in′dis·pens′a·ble·ness n.
in′dis·pens′a·bly adv.
Synonyms: indispensable, critical, essential, necessary, requisite
These adjectives apply to something that cannot be dispensed with: foods that are indispensable to good nutrition; education that is critical to success; funds essential to completing the project; the necessary tools for the job; lacking the requisite qualifications for the position.

indispensable

(ˌɪndɪˈspɛnsəbəl)
adj
1. absolutely necessary; essential
2. not to be disregarded or escaped: an indispensable role.
n
an indispensable person or thing
ˌindisˌpensaˈbility, ˌindisˈpensableness n
ˌindisˈpensably adv

in•dis•pen•sa•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈspɛn sə bəl)

adj.
1. absolutely necessary or essential.
2. incapable of being disregarded or neglected.
n.
3. a person or thing that is indispensable.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin]
in`dis•pen`sa•bil′i•ty, n.
in`dis•pen′sa•bly, adv.
syn: See necessary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indispensable - not to be dispensed with; essential; "foods indispensable to good nutrition"
necessary - absolutely essential
dispensable - capable of being dispensed with or done without; "dispensable items of personal property"
2.indispensable - absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"
necessary - absolutely essential
3.indispensable - unavoidable; "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"
obligatory - morally or legally constraining or binding; "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"

indispensable

indispensable

adjective
Incapable of being dispensed with:
Translations
لا غِنَى عَنْهُلازِم، لا بُدَّ منه، أساسي
nezbytnýnepostradatelný
uundværlignødvendig
korvaamatonvälttämätönehdoton
neophodan
nélkülözhetetlen
nauîsynlegur
不可欠な
필수의
nepakeičiamas
nepieciešamsobligāts
oumbärlig
ที่ขาดไม่ได้
không thể thiếu được

indispensable

[ˌɪndɪsˈpensəbl] ADJimprescindible, indispensable
to be indispensable for sthser imprescindible or indispensable para algo
to be indispensable to sth/sbser indispensable para algo/algn

indispensable

[ˌɪndɪˈspɛnsəbəl] adjindispensable
to be indispensable to sb → être indispensable à qn
to be indispensable for sth → être indispensable à qch

indispensable

adjunentbehrlich, unbedingt notwendig or erforderlich (to für); nobody’s indispensableniemand ist unentbehrlich; to make oneself indispensable to somebodysich für jdn unentbehrlich machen

indispensable

[ˌɪndɪsˈpɛnsəbl] adjindispensabile
no-one is indispensable → nessuno è indispensabile

indispensable

(indiˈspensəbl) adjective
necessary; that cannot be done without. A dictionary should be considered an indispensable possession.

indispensable

لا غِنَى عَنْهُ nezbytný uundværlig unentbehrlich απαραίτητος indispensable korvaamaton indispensable neophodan indispensabile 不可欠な 필수의 onontbeerlijk uunnværlig niezbędny indispensável обязательный oumbärlig ที่ขาดไม่ได้ vazgeçilmez không thể thiếu được 不可或缺的

indispensable

a. indispensable, necesario-a.
References in classic literature ?
Cora betrayed a disposition to support her sister, and the sacred song proceeded, after the indispensable preliminaries of the pitchpipe, and the tune had been duly attended to by the methodical David.
It was a three days' fete; the style and choice of amusements left to the guests, and an equal and active participation by no means necessary or indispensable.
Beauty, it is true, and beauty almost perfect in its own style, was indispensable.
I am, sir, if it should be positively indispensable to do so; not to be got rid of, that is; which I don't take to be the fact.
How wonderful is it then --except after explanation --that this great monster, to whom corporeal warmth is as indispensable as it is to man; how wonderful that he should be found at home, immersed to his lips for life in those Arctic waters
From this depended, over the bed, light curtains of rose-colored gauze, striped with silver, supplying that protection from mosquitos which is an indispensable addition to all sleeping accommodation in that climate.
There is in him that union of head and heart, which is indispensable to an enlightenment of the heads and a winning of the hearts of others.
Emma then felt it indispensable to wish him a good night.
Dashwood was upon the whole well satisfied; for though her former style of life rendered many additions to the latter indispensable, yet to add and improve was a delight to her; and she had at this time ready money enough to supply all that was wanted of greater elegance to the apartments.
I held the mistress's post in making tea and carving; so I was indispensable at table.
If, when you open this letter, your nephew is an unmarried man, it is clearly indispensable that he should know of the conditions here imposed on him, as soon, if possible, as you know of them yourself.
Again the mender of roads went through the whole performance; in which he ought to have been perfect by that time, seeing that it had been the infallible resource and indispensable entertainment of his village during a whole year.