unbreakable

Something that can't be shattered, cracked, or easily destroyed is unbreakable. If your new cellphone is truly unbreakable, it will hold up no matter how many times you drop it on the floor.

Use this adjective for anything that's physically durable, like the unbreakable glass used for car windshields or the unbreakable plastic bottles that ketchup comes in. It's impossible, or nearly impossible, to break these things. Things that are figuratively unbreakable can't be destroyed either, like the unbreakable bond between twins or the unbreakable secret code used by spies.

Definitions of unbreakable
  1. adjective
    impossible to break especially under ordinary usage
    unbreakable plastic dinnerwear”
    Synonyms:
    infrangible
    difficult or impossible to break or separate into parts
    shatterproof, splinterless, splinterproof
    resistant to shattering or splintering
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    Antonyms:
    breakable
    capable of being broken or damaged
    brickle, brickly, brittle
    having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
    crumbly, friable
    easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
    short
    tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
    delicate, fragile, frail
    easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    frangible
    capable of being broken
    splintery
    subject to breaking into sharp slender pieces
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