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Definitions for inevitable
ɪnˈɛv ɪ tə bəlin·evitable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inevitableadjective

    an unavoidable event

    "don't argue with the inevitable"

  2. inevitableadjective

    incapable of being avoided or prevented

    "the inevitable result"

  3. inevitableadjective

    invariably occurring or appearing

    "the inevitable changes of the seasons"


  1. inevitablenoun

    Something that is predictable, or cannot be avoided.

  2. inevitableadjective

    impossible to avoid or prevent

    We were going so fast that the collision was inevitable.

  3. inevitableadjective

    predictable, or always happening

    My outburst met with the inevitable punishment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INEVITABLEadjective

    Unavoidable; not to be escaped.

    Etymology: inevitable, Fr. inevitabilis, Lat.

    I had a pass with him: he gives me the stuck in with such a mortal motion, that it is inevitable. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    Fate inevitable
    Subdues us. John Milton.

    Since my inevitable death you know,
    You safely unavailing pity show. John Dryden, Aurengzebe.


  1. Inevitable

    Inevitable is a Latin rock song co-written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the third single from her 1998 multi-platinum album Dónde Están los Ladrones?.


  1. inevitable

    Inevitable refers to something that is certain to happen and cannot be prevented or avoided. It is a condition or outcome that is unavoidable or destined to occur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inevitableadjective

    not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain

  2. Inevitableadjective


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


  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

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  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

Examples of inevitable in a Sentence

  1. Melania Trump:

    In today's global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children's daily lives, it can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. This is why Be Best chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in an online setting.

  2. Brian Lum:

    We typically hold things for five years, 10 years or even longer, eV dominance is almost inevitable.

  3. Bernie Ricke:

    The UAW's coming, The UAW's inevitable, i don't think anyone can predict how fast The UAW's coming, so from our perspective, our members want to be the ones that build them.

  4. Bill Clinton:

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

  5. Glenda Cloud:

    Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A ravening
    B tacky
    C adscripted
    D indiscernible

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