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Difficult or impossible to extinguish: an inextinguishable flame; an inextinguishable faith.

in′ex·tin′guish·a·bly adv.


not able to be extinguished, quenched, or put to an end
ˌinexˈtinguishableness n
ˌinexˈtinguishably adv


(ˌɪn ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃə bəl)

not extinguishable; incapable of being quenched or suppressed: an inextinguishable fire; inextinguishable hope.
in`ex•tin′guish•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inextinguishable - difficult or impossible to extinguish; "an inextinguishable flame"; "an inextinguishable faith"
extinguishable - capable of being extinguished or killed; "an extinguishable fire"; "hope too is extinguishable"


[ˌɪnɪksˈtɪŋgwɪʃəbl] ADJinextinguible, inapagable


adj fireunlöschbar; love, hopeunerschütterlich, beständig; passionunbezwinglich
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He loved her jealously, with an inextinguishable ardour and an insatiable desire - he loved her with a masterful devotion and an infinite trustfulness.
Suddenly, some weeks before the events with which we are occupied, a report--to which nobody attached any importance, so incredible did it sound--was spread about Paris, that Mademoiselle Stangerson had at last consented to "crown" the inextinguishable flame of Monsieur Robert Darzac
At the same moment Nicolete's starry eyes took the same direction; then there broke from her her lovely laughter, merry and inextinguishable.
France has already received Queen Henrietta, and, unintentionally, doubtless, has maintained a centre of inextinguishable civil war in my country.
Even although we meet as strangers now I still love her with an INEXTINGUISHABLE love.
I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my archenemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.
At first my efforts met with a stare of surprise or inextinguishable laughter, but presently a fair-haired little creature seemed to grasp my intention and repeated a name.
Truly the universe is full of ghosts, not sheeted churchyard spectres, but the inextinguishable elements of individual life, which having once been, can never /die/, though they blend and change, and change again for ever.
The first face which appeared at the aperture, with eyelids turned up to the reds, a mouth open like a maw, and a brow wrinkled like our hussar boots of the Empire, evoked such an inextinguishable peal of laughter that Homer would have taken all these louts for gods.
Nature has such imperishable charms, such inextinguishable tenderness for me
On Hawkeye he cast a glance of respectful enmity; on Duncan, a look of inextinguishable hatred; the shrinking figure of Alice he scarcely deigned to notice; but when his glance met the firm, commanding, and yet lovely form of Cora, his eye lingered a moment, with an expression that it might have been difficult to define.
Then the givers of all good things stood in the doorway, and the blessed gods roared with inextinguishable laughter, as they saw how cunning Vulcan had been, whereon one would turn towards his neighbour saying: