Adjective "inextricable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Impossible to disentangle or separate.
  1. 'This is the story of the inextricable link between violence, skewed gender relations and the spread of HIV / AIDS.'
  2. 'More important, she highlights the inextricable relationship of the conditions of reciprocity to the meaning of one's subjectivity.'
  3. 'It is the inseparable and inextricable nature of the bond between the skeleton and death which ensures that human bones are often perceived in a supernatural light that passes beyond common sense.'
  4. 'MY family has been Christian for several centuries, living peacefully in a society in which various forms of religious worship are an inextricable dimension if not the very foundation of most lives.'
  5. 'What's missing are the historical contexts of our mixing of cultures and technologies, and how inextricable they have always been from relations of power.'
  6. 'What emerges clearly from the situation in the airline industry is the inextricable link between the economic issues facing working people and the necessity for a new political perspective and a new political movement.'
  7. 'How does one understand why people like Mrs. H do not attribute or link their low self-esteem directly to racism despite the inextricable relationship between the two?'
  8. 'When the collective whole is intolerable and evil, the individual is an inextricable part of the mixture - by virtue of having added his capabilities and talents.'
  9. 'When they meet in an individual, the two are inextricable.'
  10. 'Each nationality is inextricable from its religious identity.'
  11. 'an inextricable situation'
  12. 'Then, somewhat more alarmingly, there is the hunger for a voluntarist transcendence of the limitations of history, the fantasy of escaping from the inextricable complications and complexities of the past into some pure state of agency.'
  13. 'But most normal politicians don't make a life's work out of analyzing the inextricable link between personal freedom and a society's overall health.'
  14. 'But the inextricable pull of politics, which is almost like a vein in the family tree, ultimately worked on both of them.'
  15. 'The man has often shown an ability to get himself out of apparently inextricable situations and get his point across.'
  16. 'And that in itself becomes the great terrible mystery of the film - the monstrous enigma that propels the townspeople towards some inexplicable, and therefore, inextricable, oblivion.'


1. from which one cannot extricate oneself: an inextricable maze.

2. incapable of being disentangled, undone, loosed, or solved: an inextricable knot.

3. hopelessly intricate, involved, or perplexing: inextricable confusion.

More examples(as adjective)

"links can be inextricable."

"parts can be inextricable."

"factors can be inextricable."

"connections can be inextricable."

"ways can be inextricable."

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Mid 16th century: from Latin inextricabilis, from in- ‘not’ + extricare ‘unravel’ (see extricate).