Definition of irreplaceable in US English:



  • Impossible to replace if lost or damaged.

    ‘do not send valuable or irreplaceable photographs’
    ‘some favorite old books are irreplaceable’
    • ‘Any burglary is a traumatic experience, but while some things can be easily replaced, items of jewellery are often irreplaceable.’
    • ‘He is truly irreplaceable, a figure of unparalleled courage and integrity.’
    • ‘It will be found that even the irreplaceable parts will be replaceable, after which there will be only cars.’
    • ‘Needless to say such irreplaceable material deserves to be studied and catalogued for researchers and students.’
    • ‘The celebration will be as unique as the irreplaceable Rolf himself.’
    • ‘He did hope that Sara could contain the problem before any of his irreplaceable artworks were damaged.’
    • ‘I have seen the irreplaceable skills of doctors and nurses.’
    • ‘Many there will say that he was unique and irreplaceable.’
    • ‘Think about the ways in which she is wonderful and unique and irreplaceable.’
    • ‘Each one a building of unique character, irreplaceable, yet bulldozed in the name of progress.’
    • ‘We treat them as though they are free and limitless, when in fact they are invaluable and irreplaceable.’
    • ‘Celtic's problems this coming season could be whether they can replace the irreplaceable.’
    • ‘But for some things irreplaceable, only their cherished memories live on in our hearts.’
    • ‘Callous burglars have left an elderly couple heartbroken after they stole irreplaceable jewellery while they were away on holiday.’
    • ‘Larsson is unique, probably irreplaceable, yet how do you value a phenomenon?’
    • ‘They haven't got much out of it but it is all irreplaceable damage.’
    • ‘If any of the materials were damaged it would be very costly for the University to replace, or possibly even irreplaceable.’
    • ‘The limestone statue is priceless and all of these items are irreplaceable.’
    • ‘Thousands of irreplaceable treasures were stolen by looters from the Iraqi national museum during the war.’
    • ‘To understand the damage humanity can wreak on irreplaceable flora and fauna, New Zealand is the place to be.’
    unique, unrepeatable, incomparable, unparalleled, priceless, invaluable, beyond price, without price, inestimably precious, of incalculable value, of incalculable worth, of inestimable value, of inestimable worth, of immeasurable value, of immeasurable worth, worth its weight in gold
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