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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inevitableadjective

    not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain

  2. Inevitableadjective

    irresistible

  3. Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of inevitable in a Sentence

  1. Robert Einhorn:

    If, at the end of June, there is not a deal, and talks have broken off, I think that it is inevitable that the Congress will adopt new sanctions legislation, what that will mean is the Iranians will reciprocate.

  2. Cui Dongshu:

    Although sales volumes in the first three weeks of January were okay, there was no 'sales sprint' at the end of the month. So it is inevitable that we will see a significant sales drop.

  3. Chris McDaniel:

    Conservatives are driven and inspired by principles, not personalities. We therefore seek consistency with our elected officials. To the extent that they are not consistent, anger is the inevitable result, so yes, many will be angry.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable.

  5. Barry Levine:

    The conclusion, I think, was inevitable. The prosecution would have been barred as a matter of fact, as a matter of law.

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