Definition of ineluctable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪnɪˈlʌktəb(ə)l/


Unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable: the ineluctable facts of history
More example sentences
  • Welfare improvement due to comparative advantage is a mechanistic outcome; no ineluctable policy prescription can be drawn solely on its basis.
  • In fact, if one accepts the argument above, the ineluctable conclusion is that Section 4 might actually facilitate the mandatory death sentence.
  • Of course, white-collar boxers have to get used the ineluctable fact that even the best fighters take their share of punches.



Pronunciation: /ˌɪnɪlʌktəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • That which is empty and that which overflows resemble one another, a desert mirage and the ineluctability of the event.
  • Dante's moral universe has a beauty and a quality of ineluctability - the torments are all in some sense self-chosen, and truthful as well as just.
  • What was his motive in pressing upon us the ineluctability of the pain and frustration of human existence?


Example sentences
  • Most people think that globalisation inevitably and ineluctably leads to a growth in inequality but it isn't true.
  • Marauding sharks scent blood and surely and ineluctably move in for their evening meal.
  • And it's here, in my view, that we can start to analyse why this growth among the world's wealthiest is leading us, ineluctably, towards a global social upheaval.


Early 17th century: from Latin ineluctabilis, from in- 'not' + eluctari 'struggle out'.

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