Definition of inextinguishable in English:



  • Unable to be extinguished or quenched.

    ‘a small inextinguishable candle’
    • ‘I've got a friend who shares my inextinguishable obsession with Late 1970s Los Angeles punk rock, and the fountain of musical genius that followed it in that locale in the early 80s.’
    • ‘It's this inextinguishable but faint hope - where there's hope there's life?’
    • ‘The 1984 clash between Sikh extremists and Indian troops may be an inextinguishable memory here, but today the Golden Temple is one of the most life-affirming places on the planet.’
    • ‘No matter where you go in the US you only have to scratch the surface to find that inextinguishable spirit of dissent.’
    • ‘But we can also view the persistence of the human element in war and the need on the part of combatants to take responsibility for their actions as an encouraging sign of an inextinguishable humanity.’
    • ‘It was late afternoon and her body felt leaden with fatigue, but the spark of life at the core of her essential being seemed inextinguishable.’
    • ‘This incident occurred just after I had finished editing Fred Turner's article on the inextinguishable power of the traditional poem.’
    • ‘The danger is real and immediate, and yet the allure of taking chances, of putting oneself at the mercy of the swirling forces of nature, is inextinguishable.’
    • ‘This child is the bearer of inextinguishable hope for our fallen and troubled world.’
    • ‘Behind the cheery facade of constitutional government lurks the inextinguishable specter of legally unregulated power.’
    • ‘But at the same time, and often in stark contrast to Goethe, Schiller displayed an inextinguishable sense of the tragic.’
    • ‘Some men will hide in the coils of DNA, a few atoms that spell red hair, and they'll flare up for centuries to come like a fire in a coal seam, stubborn and inextinguishable.’
    • ‘However, the tradition of zakuski lives on and is indeed inextinguishable.’
    • ‘The entire stern of the boat was caught in an inextinguishable blaze.’
    • ‘Zhang Ziyi is known in China as the little Gong Li, and her forte as an actress is the projection of an inextinguishable innocence.’
    • ‘When it is hit by a strong wind, it is fanned into an inextinguishable blaze.’
    • ‘Yet West's point is that the past always catches up with you, that there is something in the Protestant idea of solitary communion with one's maker that is inextinguishable.’
    • ‘You could argue that Coghlan goes to extreme lengths - the devastation of London - to demonstrate inextinguishable compassion.’
    • ‘But isn't the vengefulness part of Shylock inextinguishable humanity?’
    • ‘The flames constantly multiply, often respawn from inextinguishable red blazes, can never really be put out for good, and occasionally manifest as strangely living things.’
    irrepressible, unquenchable, imperishable, indestructible, undying, unfading, unfailing, unceasing, ceaseless, enduring, lasting, everlasting, eternal, persistent, incessant
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