indispensable indispensable  /ˌɪn dɪ ˈspɛn sə bəl/


  1. (adj) not to be dispensed with; essential
  2. (adj) absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
  3. (adj) unavoidable

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  1. I'll conclude with a summing up from the indispensable Ian Shepherdson of High Frequency Economics: In short, labor market is still terrible; don't be swayed by small unemp rise.
  2. Another indispensable site owned by the Google borg, though the bulk of its content cute cats, jiggling body parts and stupid human tricks is plenty dispensable.
  3. With the explosion of blogging and do-it-yourself publishing, Photoshop has become one of the Web generation's indispensable tools.


  1. Printed letters, June 12, 2013

    In his May 30 column, Josh Penry called Glen Canyon Dam “indispensable.” A more appropriate term is “obsolete.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. US: No plans to end broad surveillance program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to charge a government contractor with leaking classified government secrets while it defends a much-criticized National Security Agency surveillance program as an indispensable tool for protecting Americans from terrorists.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of National Public Service Week

    The public service is an indispensable part of any modern nation-state, and Canadians are fortunate to have one of the best in the world. This year's National Public Service Week gives us the opportunity ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "This new, legally binding agreement reflects significant additional data privacy safeguards but still retains the effectiveness and integrity of this indispensable counterterrorism program," he added.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "No person in that institution is indispensable, but Ted Kennedy comes as close to being indispensable as any individual I've ever known in the Senate because he had a unique way of sitting down with the parties at a table and making the right...
    on Aug 23, 2009 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  3. "Whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein's 'weapons of mass destruction,' American and British authorities were also concerned about violence in an area that harbors a resource indispensable for the functioning of the world economy,"...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Alan Greenspan Source: ABC News

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