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 inexpugnābilis in- not ; see in- 1. expugnābilis capable of being overcome ( from expugnāre ) ( ex- completely ; see ex- . ) ( pugnāre to fight ; see impugn . )
(comparative more inexpugnable, superlative most inexpugnable)
in- + expugn + -able.