ineradicable ineradicable  /ɪ nə ˈræ də kə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not able to be destroyed or rooted out

Usage(s):

  1. Yet despite everything, including itself, the truly great city is the stuff of legends and stories and a place with an ineradicable fascination.
  2. For him the crime of the South was chattel slavery, and the white man's denial of the Negro's equal humanity was an ineradicable curse on the land and its people.
  3. And in most cases, it is the helplessness the victims endured under torture that renders the experience ineradicable.

News

  • Let's Put The Bureaucrats Under Surveillance

    We all know that enterprises run by the state suffer from ineradicable flaws in their DNA. Inefficiency. Lack of accountability. Unresponsiveness to customers. We believe such conditions to be akin to laws of nature, in contrast to private enterprises which by their nature cannot long survive with those attributes.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "It is the month in which our youth put down an ineradicable stamp in the history of this country, braving all odds to fight for equal education for all. And in the same spirit, the gains that have been made through democracy should therefore accrue...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jacob Zuma Source: Sowetan

  2. George Steiner, in his reluctant autobiography Errata, says: "What, then, is the wellspring of our ineradicable hopes, of our intimations of futurity, of our forward-dreams and utopias, public and private? Whence the radiant scandal of our...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: George Steiner Source: The Australian

  3. In the introduction to "Astonishing," Chabon writes that the horror genre "is -- in a fundamental and perhaps ineradicable way -- a marketing tool," and this collection could probably sell itself as one that breaks many of the rules of genre...
    on Dec 7, 2004 By: Michael Chabon Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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