expendable

Meaning(s)

1. of relatively little significance, likely to be abandoned or destroyed

Popularity

Medium

Professional

Medium

Social

Check Icon How to Memorize

the employee/business/department is expendable

Check Icon Analysis

'Expendable' is an adjective used to describe something that is not very significant and therefore disposable, easily replaced or possible to destroy. "The reality is in today's workforce everybody is expendable." "Expendable plastics are destroying our environment." This is an adjective you are more likely to hear used in formal situations.

Check Icon Professional Examples (Basic)

  1. When Mark was told his job was expendable he contacted a recruiter to begin looking for another role.
  2. The soldiers felt like they were expendable, and that no one cared whether they lived or died.

Check Icon Social Examples (Basic)

  1. The first step to decluttering your home is to simply look around and decide what is expendable.
  2. Horses that are no longer useful for racing or breeding are treated as expendable and usually, put down.

Check Icon Further Suggestions

rip-off

Related Links