1. [syn: indelible, unerasable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indelible \In*del"i*ble\, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in- not +
delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F.
ind['e]l['e]bile. See In- not, and Deleble.] [Formerly
written also indeleble, which accords with the etymology of
1. That can not be removed, washed away, blotted out, or
effaced; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten;
as, indelible characters; an indelible stain; an indelible
impression on the memory.
2. That can not be annulled; indestructible. [R.]
They are endued with indelible power from above.
Indelible colors, fast colors which do not fade or tarnish
Indelible ink, an ink not obliterated by washing; esp., a
solution of silver nitrate.
Syn: Fixed; fast; permanent; ineffaceable. --
In*del"i*ble*ness, n. -- In*del"i*bly, adv.
Indelibly stamped and impressed. --J. Ellis.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: cannot be removed or erased; "an indelible stain";
"indelible memories" [syn: indelible, unerasable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "indelible":
absorbing, acute, colorfast, constant, deathless, deep, deep-dyed,
deep-felt, deepgoing, double-dyed, dyed-in-the-wool, enduring,
fadeless, fast, fixed, haunting, heartfelt, homefelt, immortal,
imperishable, impregnable, incorruptible, indestructible,
ineffaceable, ineradicable, inexpugnable, inextinguishable,
ingrain, ingrained, invincible, invulnerable, keen, lasting,
nagging, nonperishable, obsessive, penetrating, permanent,
persistent, pervading, piercing, poignant, profound, quenchless,
recurrent, sharp, undampable, undestroyable, undying, unerasable,
unfading, unforgettable, unquenchable