from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Incapable of being eradicated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not eradicable; incapable of being eradicated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Incapable of being eradicated or rooted out.

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  • adjective not able to be eradicated

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not able to be destroyed or rooted out


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  • There are certain ineradicable truths, no matter how much certain people wish otherwise.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Low Bar

  • Since it is my view that unconscious operation of irrational sympathies and antipathies, including racial, upon jury decisions and hence prosecutorial decisions is real, acknowledged in the decisions of this court, and ineradicable, I cannot honestly say that all I need is more proof.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • He had an ineradicable aversion to that - domestic animal.


  • The author of the Bear Boy books weighed down his son with so much ineradicable embellishment that the man could never free himself from the invented boy.

    An Interview With Cynthia Ozick

  • And his cotton shirt, a cheap, two-shilling affair, showed a frayed collar and ineradicable paint stains.


  • Or could it possibly have deep and ineradicable roots in the tradition itself?

    Sister Joan Chittister, OSB: In Search Of The Divine Feminine

  • The outside world gets into our heads, there is a constant dialectic, it is ineradicable.

    The Saturday interview: Stuart Hall

  • Perhaps, although it was a wide-open laissez-faire attitude towards man's ineradicable taste for forbidden pleasures that brought it to a boil.

    A Little Evil Will Do You Good: Kansas City Jazz

  • Mr. Graham-Dixon treats Fermo's death as a Freudian primal scene: The art of Caravaggio's maturity would be saturated in the ineradicable memory of night terrors.

    The Misery Memoirist

  • In the ineradicable central image lies, I suspect, much of the meaning of Fosse's cryptically haunting play: the co-existence in all of us of the craving for death and the instinct for life.

    I Am the Wind | Michael Billington


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