indefatigable

[ in-di-fat-i-guh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈfæt ɪ gə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.

Nearby words

  1. indecorous,
  2. indecorum,
  3. indeed,
  4. indef.,
  5. indefatigability,
  6. indefeasible,
  7. indefectible,
  8. indefensible,
  9. indefinability,
  10. indefinable

Origin of indefatigable

1580–90; < Latin indēfatīgābilis untiring, equivalent to in- in-3 + dēfatīgā(re) to tire out (see de-, fatigue) + -bilis -ble

Related formsin·de·fat·i·ga·bil·i·ty, in·de·fat·i·ga·ble·ness, nounin·de·fat·i·ga·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for indefatigability

indefatigable

/ (ˌɪndɪˈfætɪɡəbəl) /

adjective

unable to be tired out; unflagging
Derived Formsindefatigability or indefatigableness, nounindefatigably, adverb

Word Origin for indefatigable

C16: from Latin indēfatīgābilis, from in- 1 + dēfatīgāre, from fatīgāre to tire

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