US: /ˌɪndɪˈspɛnsəbəɫ/
UK: /ˌɪndɪspˈɛnsəbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

indispensable /,indis'pensəbl/
  • tính từ
    • rất cần thiết, không thể thiếu được
      • air, food and water are indispensable to life: không khí, thức ăn và nước lã là những thứ không thể thiếu được đối với cuộc sống
    • bắt buộc, không thể bỏ qua (luật pháp, trách nhiệm...)
    • danh từ
      • người rất cần thiết, vật rất cần thiết

    Advanced English dictionary

    + adjective
    ~ (to sb/sth)
    ~ (for sth / for doing sth) essential; too important to be without: Cars have become an indispensable part of our lives. + She made herself indispensable to the department. + A good dictionary is indispensable for learning a foreign language.
    Antonym: DISPENSABLE

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 crucial, vital, essential, urgent, imperative, necessary, needed, needful, required, requisite, demanded, in demand, called-for, of the essence, important, compelling:
    A good television manner is indispensable in a national leader these days
    2 key, unavoidable, inescapable, ineluctable, compulsory, mandatory, sine qua non, obligatory:
    Are a black bowler and tightly furled umbrella still indispensable to doing business in the City?

    Collocation dictionary


    be, prove | become | make sb/sth
    He had soon made himself indispensable.
    | consider sb/sth


    absolutely | almost, virtually


    Written sources are considered virtually indispensable for today's history teaching.
    | in
    These drugs are almost indispensable in the fight against the disease.
    | to
    skills which turned out to be indispensable to her career

    Concise English dictionary

    +not to be dispensed with; essential
    +absolutely necessary; vitally necessary