that cannot be defeated by force; unconquerable; unyielding
Origin of inexpugnableLate Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin inexpugnabilis ; from in-, not + expugnabilis, that can be taken by storm ; from expugnare, to take by storm ; from ex-, intensive + pugnare, to fight: see pugnacious
- Impossible to overcome or overthrow by force.
- Impossible to put aside or drive away: inexpugnable dislike.
Origin of inexpugnableMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin inexpugnabilis : in-, not; see in–1 + expugnabilis, capable of being overcome (from expugnare : ex-, completely; see ex– + pugnare, to fight; see impugn).
(comparative more inexpugnable, superlative most inexpugnable)
in- + expugn + -able.