V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. impossible to escape from; 2. impossible to undo or untangle; 3. extremely complex

Synonyms: complicated, difficult, complex, entangled, unsolvable, durable, constant, firm, fixed

Antonyms: extricable, easy, disentangled

Tips: Inextricable is derived from the Latin inextricabilis, which means "that which cannot be disentangled." Something inextricable is so complex, it is impossible to disentangle. The related word extricate means "to untangle." Add the negative in-, "not," and something inextricable cannot be untangled.

Usage Examples:

He is such a good liar that truth and fiction are often inextricable in the stories he tells. (entangled, inseparable)

According to the journal article, there is an inextricable link between health and money. (constant, fixed)

We ran into an inextricable marketing problem and the entire project had to be put on hold. (complex, unsolvable)

Jenny accidentally got some chewing gum in her hair and it caused an inextricable knot which had to be cut out. (entangled, snarled)

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