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The tension between 'yes' and 'no', between 'I can' and 'I cannot', makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.
Anatole Broyard

Meaning of "interminable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INTERMINABLE

interminable  [ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTERMINABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Interminable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INTERMINABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of interminable in the English dictionary

The definition of interminable in the dictionary is endless or seemingly endless because of monotony or tiresome length.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTERMINABLE


abhominable
əˈbɒmɪnəbəl
abominable
əˈbɒmɪnəbəl
contaminable
kənˈtæmɪnəbəl
denominable
dɪˈnɒmɪnəbəl
determinable
dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
discriminable
dɪsˈkrɪmɪnəbəl
eliminable
ɪˈlɪmɪnəbəl
examinable
ɪɡˈzæmɪnəbəl
exterminable
ɪksˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
germinable
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəbəl
illuminable
ɪˈluːmɪnəbəl
indeterminable
ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
innominable
ɪˈnɒmɪnəbəl
laminable
ˈlæmɪnəbəl
nominable
ˈnɒmɪnəbəl
predeterminable
ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
re-examinable
ˌriːɪɡˈzæmɪnəbəl
sustainable
səˈsteɪnəbəl
terminable
ˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
undeterminable
ˌʌndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTERMINABLE

intermigration
interminability
interminableness
interminably
intermingle
intermingled
intermission
intermissive
intermit
intermitotic
intermitted
intermittence
intermittency
intermittent
intermittent claudication
intermittent fever
intermittently
intermitter
intermitting
intermittingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTERMINABLE

able
actionable
amenable
assignable
attainable
enable
explainable
fashionable
fissionable
objectionable
obtainable
personable
questionable
reasonable
returnable
tunable
unable
unattainable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of interminable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INTERMINABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «interminable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of interminable

Translation of «interminable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INTERMINABLE

Find out the translation of interminable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of interminable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «interminable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无休止的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

interminable
570 millions of speakers

English

interminable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनन्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا نهاية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нескончаемая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

interminável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্তহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

interminable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak dapat dinafikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

endlos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

果てしない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영구히 계속되는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Interminable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô cùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓயாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनियंत्रित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bitmez tükenmez
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

interminabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niekończące
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нескінченна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

interminabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ατέρμονες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eindelose
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oändlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

endeløs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of interminable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTERMINABLE»

The term «interminable» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.658 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTERMINABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about interminable

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2 QUOTES WITH «INTERMINABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word interminable.
1
Anatole Broyard
The tension between 'yes' and 'no', between 'I can' and 'I cannot', makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.
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Greg Graffin
Unfortunately, science cannot be reduced to short, catchy phrases. And if this is all that the general public can comprehend, it's no wonder that we spend so much of our time in the interminable debate about belief in God, or lack thereof.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTERMINABLE»

Discover the use of interminable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to interminable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Freud's Moses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable
This remarkable book provides fascinating new insights into Freud's intentions in writing Moses and Monotheism-his only work specifically devoted to a Jewish theme.
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, 1993
2
On Freud's "Analysis Terminable and Interminable'
A discussion by several analysts on the length of treatment, based upon Freud's paper, which is also included. Contributors include Andre Green, Arnold Cooper and David Rosenfeld.
Joseph Sandler, 2013
3
Downtrodden Abbey: The Interminable Saga of an Insufferable ...
Welcome to Downtrodden Abbey, where a battle for the deed to the property is waged between legitimate aristocrats and literal pretenders to the throne.
Gillian Fetlocks, 2013
4
Interminable Wars vs. The Utopia Options
While NPR and employed federal politicians are happier than flies in manure with foreign wars and pathos to report on, could alternative and intelligent directions be taken besides interminable nation building ala the Republic of Vietnam?
Gary Clifford Gibson
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Reasonably Vicious
It is in the service of motivating a calculative picture that I think it necessary first off to ex- plain what interminable practical considerations are like. My strategy is to argue that once we understand what interminable considerations are like, and ...
Candace VOGLER, 2009
6
Psychotherapy and the Interminable Patient
Experts discuss the issues psychotherapists face in the treatment of long-term patients, including separation and autonomy.
Jerome A. Travers, 1986
7
Supervision in Social Work
few factual data available that would permit us to know how many social workers are supervised for how long and whether supervision is, in fact, "interminable" for any sizable number of professionally trained workers. Fieldwork manuals of ...
Alfred Kadushin, Daniel Harkness, 2002
8
Race, Identity, and Representation in Education
16. Toni. Morrison. Teaching. the. Interminable. SUSAN. HUDDLESTON. EDGERTON. TONI MORRISON'S Beloved — a novel painfully working with a vast archetypal tradition showing step-parents and parents knowingly or innocently ...
Cameron McCarthy, Warren Crichlow, 1993
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The American Journal of Science and Arts
As the point assumed in the interminable line, in effect, divides that line into two halves ; and the plane without border in like manner divides all space, so (19.) the instantaneous present divides the Eternity Past from the Eternity Future. It does ...
‎1849
10
The Quiet Revolution in American Psychoanalysis: Selected ...
'Analysis terminable and interminable' (Freud 1937a) was written in 1937, two years before Freud's death. It is a work that several generations of psychoanalysts have found engrossing, puzzling, rich in ideas as well as disturbing because of ...
Arnold M. Cooper, Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTERMINABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term interminable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Best And Worst ETFs Of The Week Amid Tech Rally
... of earnings announcements that will likely guide traders to push stocks to new highs or face another period of interminable consolidation. «Benzinga, Jul 15»
2
O'Neill on the Leicester job, James McCarthy and whether he'll stick …
“I can't look into the future. I want to see this competition through and of course, the draw for the World Cup seems an interminable time away.”. «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
3
Math and Biology Took a Road Trip. Here's What They Learned …
At one of our interminable tea breaks (a holdover from British colonialism), I listen to Brian explain that new cases of disease-state tuberculosis ... «National Geographic, Jul 15»
4
This is awkward: Heat's Justise Winslow has same motto as the …
It's "Trust the process," which diehard NBA fans will recognize as the unofficial slogan of the 76ers and their interminable tank job/rebuild. «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
5
How Walt Disney Made America Into a Magic Kingdom - The Daily …
... then survived interminable lines to experience super-popular rides. Spending an average $5 a day—today admission alone can be $100 a ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
6
Lexington's historic Miller Street gets new life with residential infill …
"It was just interminable the amount of time and effort it took. It was an ordeal," Doucoumes said. The last townhouse was sold in 2012. «Lexington Herald Leader, Jul 15»
7
A first-timer's guide to SEC Media Days - 247Sports
I asked him why he didn't do that from the outset, and he struggled so much with the answer that, by the end of what felt like five interminable ... «247Sports.com, Jul 15»
8
'Once Upon A Time' Season 5 Is Headed To Camelot, But Is It As Far …
While this seemingly interminable summer hiatus continues to drag its heels ever closer to September 27, there's a lot of speculation going on about just what ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
9
5,000 year old mine, and the inspiration behind Rio Tinto, set to …
But while studies were positive, seemingly interminable delays in permitting had held the operation back from an originally estimated start date ... «Mineweb, Jul 15»
10
Meet The 20-Somethings Helping Women Wave The 'Quarter-Life …
You're either unemployed and doing interminable internships trying to land your dream job or you're already on the career ladder but feel ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»

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