absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite: an indispensable member of the staff.
incapable of being disregarded or neglected: an indispensable obligation.
a person or thing that is indispensable.
- in·dis·pen·sa·bil·i·ty, in·dis·pen·sa·ble·ness, noun
- in·dis·pen·sa·bly, adverb
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How to use indispensable in a sentence
For many, it became an indispensable lifeline to the outside world, with a free option that limited calls to 40 minutes and an unlimited paid option that enabled people to do many of the things they used to do in person.The pandemic was great for Zoom. What happens when there’s a vaccine? | Rani Molla | December 4, 2020 | Vox
One of the arguments you make in the book is that private detectives have become indispensable to the functioning of large corporations and to corporate America.A journalist-turned-detective on how corporate America depends on private sleuths | Jeremy Kahn | October 31, 2020 | Fortune
He’s an indispensable presence in the currently inadequate sports world.
The other one that is more indispensable to me personally is the way that I tend to track my physical activity.Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford on Racism in Minneapolis, COVID-19's Impact on Farmers and the Need for Rural Wi-Fi | Eben Shapiro | June 21, 2020 | Time
But now that I have learned the indispensability of physical labor, both hard and artisan labor, the result is entirely different.On the Significance of Science and Art | Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
Relying on their indispensability, they quietly erected a synagogue in about 1626.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI) | Heinrich Graetz
Foremost in importance, in indispensability, among her duties are these Sunday ones.Red as a Rose is She | Rhoda Broughton
It has thoroughly established its rights to existence and its indispensability as a religious force and influence.Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence | Various
Bors resisted the idea, but it was not sensible to humor his own vanity by insisting on his indispensability.Talents, Incorporated | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for indispensable
absolutely necessary; essential
not to be disregarded or escaped: an indispensable role
an indispensable person or thing
- indispensability or indispensableness, noun
- indispensably, adverb
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