What does inexorable mean?

Definitions for inexorableɪnˈɛk sər ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting(adj)

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

  2. adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigent(adj)

    impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

    "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"

Wiktionary

  1. inexorable(Adjective)

    Unable to be persuaded; relentless; unrelenting

  2. inexorable(Adjective)

    Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable

  3. inexorable(Adjective)

    Adamant; severe

  4. Origin: From inexorabilis, from in- + exorabilis, from exorare, from ex + orare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inexorable(adj)

    not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless; as, an inexorable prince or tyrant; an inexorable judge

  2. Origin: [L. inexorabilis: cf. F. inexorable. See In- not, and Exorable, Adore.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inexorable

    in-egz′or-a-bl, adj. not to be moved by entreaty: unrelenting: unalterable.—ns. Inex′orableness, Inexorabil′ity.—adv. Inex′orably.—Inexorable logic of facts, Mazzini's phrase for the inexorable force of circumstances, whose conclusions are beyond the reach of argument. [L.,—in, not, exorabilisexorāreex, out of, orāre, to entreat.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inexorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inexorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H. G. Wells:

    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart What jailer so inexorable as one's self

  3. Paul Jones:

    It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, That those who will not risk cannot win.

  4. James Arthur Baldwin:

    Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need a sense of life's possibilities.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

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