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Part of Speech
- That which cannot be removed, washed away, or erased.
- Making marks that cannot easily be removed.
- That which cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like.
First used in the 15th century, this word comes from the Middle English indelyble, from Medieval Latin indelibilis, alteration of Latin indelebilis, from in- + delēre to delete
Usage and Examples
Here are a couple of examples:
- Jack Duncan was the kind of man who left an indelible impression on one’s mind for the rest of their lives.
- Living with a schizophrenic, psychotic father must have left an indelible mark on her.