[syn: absolute, infrangible, inviolable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inviolable \In*vi"o*la*ble\, a. [L. inviolabilis: cf. F.
inviolable. See Inviolate, a.]
1. Not violable; not susceptible of hurt, wound, or harm
(used with respect to either physical or moral damage);
not susceptible of being profaned or corrupted; sacred;
holy; as, inviolable honor or chastity; an inviolable
He tried a third, a tough, well-chosen spear,
The inviolable body stood sincere. --Dryden.
2. Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
For thou, be sure, shalt give account
To him who sent us, whose charge is to keep
This place inviolable, and these from harm.
3. Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable
covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.
Their almighty Maker first ordained
And bound them with inviolable bands. --Spenser.
And keep our faiths firm and inviolable. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the
person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
2: immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; "an
impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier
inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection" [syn:
impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong,
3: must be kept sacred [syn: inviolable, inviolate,
4: not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible
human rights" [syn: absolute, infrangible, inviolable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "inviolable":
awesome, awful, blessed, chaste, consecrated, dependable, divine,
faithworthy, hallowed, heavenly, holy, impenetrable, impregnable,
incontestable, incorruptible, indomitable, ineffable, inenarrable,
inexpressible, inexpugnable, insuperable, invincible, inviolate,
invulnerable, irresistible, numinous, overpowering, overwhelming,
proven, pure, reliable, religious, resistless, responsible, sacred,
sacrosanct, spiritual, straight, sure, tested, to be trusted,
tried, tried and true, true, trustable, trustworthy, trusty,
unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable, unfalse, unperfidious,
unspeakable, unsubduable, unsurmountable, untouchable,
untreacherous, unutterable, unyielding, venerable