Search Result for "inviolable":
1. incapable of being transgressed or dishonored;
- Example: "the person of the king is inviolable"
- Example: "an inviolable oath"
2. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with;
- Example: "an impregnable fortress"
- Example: "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
- Example: "a secure telephone connection"
[syn: impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable]
3. must be kept sacred;
[syn: inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct]
4. not capable of being violated or infringed;
- Example: "infrangible human rights"
[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.] [1913 Webster] 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 shrine. [1913 Webster] He tried a third, a tough, well-chosen spear, The inviolable body stood sincere. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted. [1913 Webster] For thou, be sure, shalt give account To him who sent us, whose charge is to keep This place inviolable, and these from harm. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable covenant, agreement, promise, or vow. [1913 Webster] Their almighty Maker first ordained And bound them with inviolable bands. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] And keep our faiths firm and inviolable. --Shak. [1913 Webster]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