indeclinable

See also: indéclinable

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French indéclinable, from Middle French, from Latin indeclinabilis. See in- not, and decline.

AdjectiveEdit

indeclinable (not comparable)

  1. That one cannot decline; unavoidable.
    • 1994, Helen R. Myers, To Wed at Christmas (page 101)
      He'd planned to work a double shift Friday night, but Gladys Silverman's indeclinable invitation threw a hefty wrench into David's plans.
  2. (grammar, of a word) Not grammatically declinable.

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NounEdit

indeclinable (plural indeclinables)

  1. (grammar) A word that is not grammatically inflected.

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

indeclinable (plural indeclinables)

  1. (grammar) indeclinable
  2. unavoidable