What does inevitable mean?

Definitions for inevitableɪnˈɛv ɪ tə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inevitable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inevitable(adj)

    an unavoidable event

    "don't argue with the inevitable"

  2. inevitable(adj)

    incapable of being avoided or prevented

    "the inevitable result"

  3. inevitable(adj)

    invariably occurring or appearing

    "the inevitable changes of the seasons"

Wiktionary

  1. inevitable(Noun)

    Something that is predictable, or cannot be avoided.

  2. inevitable(Adjective)

    impossible to avoid or prevent

    We were going so fast that the collision was inevitable.

  3. inevitable(Adjective)

    predictable, or always happening

    My outburst met with the inevitable punishment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inevitable(adj)

    not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain

  2. Inevitable(adj)

    irresistible

  3. Origin: [L. inevitabilis: cf. F. invitable. See In- not, and Evitable.]

Freebase

  1. Inevitable

    In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, inevitables are extraplanar magical constructs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inevitable

    in-ev′it-a-bl, adj. not able to be evaded or avoided: that cannot be escaped: irresistible.—n. Inev′itableness.—adv. Inev′itably.—The inevitable, that which is sure to happen. [Fr.,—L. inevitabilisin, not, evitabilis, avoidable—evitāre, to avoid—e, out of, vitāre, to avoid.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inevitable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3453

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inevitable' in Adjectives Frequency: #473

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inevitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inevitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    It could be that the inevitable candidate for the Democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today.

  3. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley:

    History is full of times when the inevitable frontrunner is inevitable right up until he or she is no longer inevitable.

  4. Isaac Asimov:

    Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

  5. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley:

    I think history is full of examples of not only the inevitable frontrunner being inevitable right up until caucus night, but also the candidates that is surging in June is never the candidate who is surging in January.

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