What does inevitable mean?

Definitions for inevitable
ɪnˈɛv ɪ tə bəlin·evitable

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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

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

  2. Inevitable(adj)

    irresistible

    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

How to pronounce inevitable?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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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. Jackson Chan:

    In June, two million took to the street and demonstrated peacefully, yet the government showed a complete disregard to the public opinion. Resultantly, escalation of violence is inevitable, the support for the movement in Hong Kong is clear, and the government should shoulder their political responsibility by responding to most of the demands, if not all.

  2. Edward Leung:

    We need to put enough pressure on the government. Therefore a kind of forceful protest is inevitable.

  3. Lucien Greaves:

    It’s not about being shocking or upsetting the locals, though it’s an inevitable byproduct.

  4. Paul Horsnell:

    Is this a market transitioning from a view of an inevitable bounce in 2016 to adding another year onto the rebound? We just don't know yet.

  5. Michael Hasenstab:

    Brazil is in the depths of one of the worst crises arguably since the 1980s. The difference is that we can see a path out, it is clear that the administration's legitimacy of pro cyclical and overly expansive monetary and fiscal policy are over. A change is inevitable.

Images & Illustrations of inevitable

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