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indispensable

[in-di-spen-suh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈspɛn sə bəl/
adjective
1.
absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite:
an indispensable member of the staff.
2.
incapable of being disregarded or neglected:
an indispensable obligation.
noun
3.
a person or thing that is indispensable.
Origin of indispensable
1525-1535
1525-35; < Medieval Latin indispēnsābilis not subject to dispensation. See in-3, dispensable
Related forms
indispensability, indispensableness, noun
indispensably, adverb
Synonyms
1. needed. See necessary.
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  • In such cases the "extemporal wit," or gagging of the comic actors, was indispensably necessary.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • But “a bill of rights,” he declared, is “indispensably necessary.”

    Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
  • All books, by whatever course they may be purchased, are indispensably to be collated before they are accepted and paid for.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Such an exposition is at this time most indispensably needed.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala
  • Since a God was indispensably requisite to men, why did they not worship the Sun, that visible God, adored by so many nations?

    Good Sense Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
  • In the formation of character, it is indispensably requisite.

  • The churches are as indispensably educational as the schools.

  • I asked, however, only for such things as were indispensably necessary.

    In the Arctic Seas Francis Leopold McClintock
  • He thought it indispensably necessary that the authority to issue these notes should be granted by congress.

  • It was so indispensably necessary that Frank should marry money!

    Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for indispensably

indispensable

/ˌɪndɪˈspɛnsəbəl/
adjective
1.
absolutely necessary; essential
2.
not to be disregarded or escaped: an indispensable role
noun
3.
an indispensable person or thing
Derived Forms
indispensability, indispensableness, noun
indispensably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indispensably

indispensable

adj.

1530s, from Medieval Latin indispensabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dispensabilis (see dispensable). Related: Indispensably.

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