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?

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How to say inevitable in sign language?

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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. Jerry Springer:

    The celebrity in politics was inevitable.

  2. Atsuo Ito:

    The decision for Amari to quit was made promptly and seemed almost clear cut, so that didn't harm ratings so much, but if a lot of other things pile up, it's inevitable that voters get the impression the administration is growing sloppy -- and I think that impression is strengthening.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Le changement est toujours inévitable, parce que rien ne reste immobile à jamais. Vous ne pouvez pas arrêter le changement, mais vous pouvez certainement faire de votre mieux pour gérer le plus efficacement possible. Lorsqe vous ne pouvez pas arrêter les vagues montantes, vous devez vous efforcer d'être le meilleur au surf. Vous serez alors profiter de chevaucher les vagues, au lieu d'être noyé par eux. La même stratégie applique à chevaucher les vagues de défis, surtout quand les marées prendre de la hauteur dans l'océan de la vie.

  4. William Jackson at Capital Economics:

    It's a very oil-dependent economy, so it always looked like an adjustment in the currency was needed when oil prices fell. They delayed that adjustment for a long time so it's kind of inevitable that the currency had to weaken.

  5. Kevin Daly:

    To me, (central bank measures) are doing more harm than good: you are putting off the inevitable and the reaction you are seeing on rates markets and the NDF shows that, effectively the bond market is starting to price in a much wider move on the currency.

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