Definition of inevitable in English:


Line breaks: in|ev¦it|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛvɪtəb(ə)l



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  • A situation that is unavoidable: by the morning he had accepted the inevitable
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    • It takes courage and wisdom to make the best of an imperfect situation and accept the inevitable.
    • They put out such a defensive line-up, it was tempting to conclude that they had accepted the inevitable.
    • But after resisting the inevitable for so long, they had to opt for change.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • The tides are inextricably connected to the moon, as is the inevitability of night and day.
  • Eliminating competition will always save costs in the short term, which makes it an inevitability.
  • There is a sense of inevitability and doom - these people are victims of fate.


late Middle English: from Latin inevitabilis, from in- 'not' + evitabilis 'avoidable' (from evitare 'avoid').

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