not destructible; that cannot be destroyed.

Origin of indestructible

From the Late Latin word indēstrūctibilis, dating back to 1665–75. See in-3, destructible
Related formsin·de·struct·i·bil·i·ty, in·de·struct·i·ble·ness, nounin·de·struct·i·bly, adverb

Synonyms for indestructible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of indestructible

Historical Examples of indestructible

  • Life seems the strongest and most indestructible thing in the world.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ

    Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

  • Seeing then that the immortal is indestructible, must not the soul, if she is immortal, be also imperishable?



  • Familiarity may temper, but inborn human superstition is indestructible.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • They appeared to him rational and indestructible at that moment.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • But you have at your service the everlasting charm of life; you are a part of the indestructible.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for indestructible



incapable of being destroyed; very durable
Derived Formsindestructibility or indestructibleness, nounindestructibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indestructible

early 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + destructible. Related: Indestructibly.

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