[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l]


not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.

Origin of ineradicable

First recorded in 1810–20; in-3 + eradicable
Related formsin·e·rad·i·ca·ble·ness, nounin·e·rad·i·ca·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of ineradicable

Historical Examples of ineradicable

  • Yet the men had an ineradicable propensity to dicker among themselves.

  • But if in this she was a comedienne then it was but a great achievement of her ineradicable honesty.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • Both the arts of peace and of war have left an ineradicable impress.

  • But she had faint, ineradicable prejudices, and instincts not quite dormant.


    E. F. Benson

  • As is still true in this infection, the virus proved to be ineradicable.

    Man Made

    Albert R. Teichner

British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable



not able to be removed or rooted out; inextirpablean ineradicable disease
Derived Formsineradicableness, nounineradicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ineradicable

1794, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + eradicable (see eradicate). Related: Ineradicably.

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