What does inevitable mean?

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inevitableadjective

    not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain

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

  2. Inevitableadjective

    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

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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. Ahmed Korayem:

    We suffer not because suffering is inevitable. Suffering is inevitable when you keep trying to suppress those feelings you're afraid of. Feelings you labelled as 'bad' and believe you should have never had them in the first place. You'll never get out of this rut lest you learn to sit with the feeling no matter how horrible it feels. Give it (the feeling) the acceptance it deserves and illusion of suffering is reveled

  2. Trita Parsi:

    This move closes yet another potential door for peacefully resolving tensions with Iran, once all doors are closed, and diplomacy is rendered impossible, war will essentially become inevitable.

  3. Richard Dawkins:

    We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?

  4. Wayne Kaufman:

    The Fed is setting us up for the rate hike, which is inevitable and will come sometime between now and December, stocks don't seem to be having much reaction.

  5. Ben Stein:

    It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders.

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