from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to replace: irreplaceable antiques.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That which cannot be replaced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not replaceable; that cannot be replaced; not admitting of replacement or substitution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to replace
"In his case, the word 'irreplaceable' has real substance."
On her tour Zweiger met her guests downstairs and pointed out the old confessionals, the majolica Stations of the Cross along the side walls, which she described as irreplaceable as are so many of the artifacts in the church.
Rossi and other researchers, however, said that embryonic stem cells are still crucial because, among other things, they remain irreplaceable for evaluating alternatives.
But for more personal purchases, for books that mean something more than just the desire for a quick read, I think the book will remain irreplaceable, indeed I think we will see people turning more and more to hardback editions, sumptuous covers, ornate designs.
To pay them like they are irreplaceable is absurd.
Inspire, was described as "irreplaceable" in the short term.
Herbert's work on behalf of marginalized Americans is irreplaceable, which is why the Times will probably replace him with an up-and-coming staffer for the Weekly Standard who still totally gets it.
They are also irreplaceable, which is why Dalrymple said: These cases are not just about writing a cheque.
Iconic, hands-on leaders like Jobs are by definition irreplaceable, and companies need a plan for surviving without them, experts said.
Palu injury hits Waratahs hard WYCLIFF Palu is virtually irreplaceable, which is why a collective effort by NSW's forward pack will be needed to compensate.