inextricable

Definitions

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

  • adjective So intricate or entangled as to make escape impossible.
  • adjective Difficult or impossible to disentangle or untie.
  • adjective Too involved or complicated to solve.
  • adjective Unavoidable; inescapable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not extricable; that cannot be freed from intricacy or perplexity; not permitting extrication.

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

  • adjective Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure
  • adjective rare Inevitable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a knot, etc. impossible to untie or disentangle
  • adjective of a problem impossible to solve
  • adjective of a maze, etc. impossible to escape from

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

  • adjective not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied

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Examples

  • "I had lost sight of the idea that the appearance of Jesus, or any great avatar, is a singular event in history, inextricable from the fabric of that time and place, and is carried forward in people's minds in ways that transcend the flesh and blood of any one person, no matter how divinely inspired they may have been," said Strickland.

    Steven and Michael Meloan: Can the Commingling of Science and Spirituality be Transformative?

  • "I had lost sight of the idea that the appearance of Jesus, or any great avatar, is a singular event in history, inextricable from the fabric of that time and place, and is carried forward in people's minds in ways that transcend the flesh and blood of any one person, no matter how divinely inspired they may have been," said Strickland.

    Steven and Michael Meloan: Can the Commingling of Science and Spirituality be Transformative?

  • But always inextricable from the new, and the occasional political and social tragedies that come part of the package.

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  • Interestingly, a counter-taboo has emerged as, for the US liberal, it has become inextricable from the abhorrence through which that conservative misogyny is itself judged as morally obscene.

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  • Rather it is that these terms have become inextricable from the abhorrence or disdain in which the moral dicta defining the object as abject is articulated.

    On Profanity: 3

  • Interestingly, a counter-taboo has emerged as, for the US liberal, it has become inextricable from the abhorrence through which that conservative misogyny is itself judged as morally obscene.

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  • Rather it is that these terms have become inextricable from the abhorrence or disdain in which the moral dicta defining the object as abject is articulated.

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  • (And Medicare is a quite different issue inextricable from the entire problem of our screwed-up health care system.)

    Matthew Yglesias » Alice Rivlin: “Now Is An Excellent Time To Fix Social Security And Medicare”

  • For the US conservative it is also inextricable from the abhorrence through which any “overly” strong woman is judged as a moral transgressor, in a vilely reactionary misogyny.

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  • For the US conservative it is also inextricable from the abhorrence through which any “overly” strong woman is judged as a moral transgressor, in a vilely reactionary misogyny.

    On Profanity: 3

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