an unavoidable event
"don't argue with the inevitable"
incapable of being avoided or prevented
"the inevitable result"
invariably occurring or appearing
"the inevitable changes of the seasons"
Something that is predictable, or cannot be avoided.
impossible to avoid or prevent
We were going so fast that the collision was inevitable.
predictable, or always happening
My outburst met with the inevitable punishment.
not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain
Origin: [L. inevitabilis: cf. F. invitable. See In- not, and Evitable.]
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, inevitables are extraplanar magical constructs.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. inevitabilis—in, not, evitabilis, avoidable—evitāre, to avoid—e, out of, vitāre, to avoid.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'inevitable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3453
Rank popularity for the word 'inevitable' in Adjectives Frequency: #473
The numerical value of inevitable in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of inevitable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
It could be that the inevitable candidate for the Democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today.
History is full of times when the inevitable frontrunner is inevitable right up until he or she is no longer inevitable.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
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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Translations for inevitable
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- inevitableCatalan, Valencian
- unabwendbar, unvermeidlich, zwangsläufigGerman
- حتمیالوقوع, ناگزیر, حتمیPersian
- väistämätön, vääjäämätön, ennalta arvattavaFinnish
- inevitábel, inevitableGalician
- 必至, 不可避, 当然, 確実, 必然, 避けられないJapanese
- 피할 수 없는Korean
- voorspelbaar, onvermijdelijk, onafwendbaarDutch
- inevitabil, neocolibilRomanian
- неизбежный, неминуемыйRussian
- oundviklig, ofrånkomligSwedish
- ناگزیر ، اٹلUrdu
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