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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Voting is a most indispensable condition of democracy, and one that sits at the core of America’s centuries-long quest for a “more perfect Union.”Susan B. Anthony doesn’t need to be pardoned—violating the law is her legacy | Annalisa Merelli | August 18, 2020 | Quartz
For them, at least, the United States remains the exceptional nation, the indispensable one you turn to in time of trouble.
While not light reading, this indispensable work contains within it a picture of America that expands beyond its subject matter.
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Stalin had proved an indispensable ally, the conventional thinking in the FDR administration went.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries | James A. Warren | March 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Belief in his own value had never been thus assailed before; that he was indispensable had been an ultimate assurance.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The self-centred, confident man in him that deemed itself indispensable must crumble.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
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She said that she was going to make a final attempt to obtain a supply of the poison which had become indispensable to her. 'Dope | Sax Rohmer
It was not indispensable to the human race during the thousands (I say millions) of years before its advent.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
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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