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Definitions for inexorable
ɪnˈɛk sər ə bəlin·ex·orable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelentingadjective

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

  2. adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigentadjective

    impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

    "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"

Wiktionary

  1. inexorableadjective

    Unable to be persuaded; relentless; unrelenting

  2. inexorableadjective

    Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable

  3. inexorableadjective

    Adamant; severe

  4. Etymology: From inexorabilis, from in- + exorabilis, from exorare, from ex + orare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inexorableadjective

    Not to be intreated; not to be moved by intreaty.

    Etymology: inexorable, Fr. inexorabilis, Latin.

    You are more inhuman, more inexorable,
    Oh ten times more, than tygers of Hyrcania. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Inexorable dog. William Shakespeare, Merch of Venice.

    The scourge
    Inexorable calls to penance. John Milton.

    The guests invited came,
    And with the rest th' inexorable dame. Dryden.

    Th' inexorable gates were barr'd,
    And nought was seen, and nought was heard,
    But dreadful gleams, shrieks of woe Alexander Pope, St. Cæcilia.

    We can be deaf to the words of so sweet a charmer, and inexorable to all his invitations. John Rogers.

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  1. inexorable

    Inexorable refers to something that is impossible to stop, change, or prevent. It is often used to describe situations, events, or processes that are relentless or unyielding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inexorableadjective

    not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless; as, an inexorable prince or tyrant; an inexorable judge

  2. Etymology: [L. inexorabilis: cf. F. inexorable. See In- not, and Exorable, Adore.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inexorable

    in-egz′or-a-bl, adj. not to be moved by entreaty: unrelenting: unalterable.—ns. Inex′orableness, Inexorabil′ity.—adv. Inex′orably.—Inexorable logic of facts, Mazzini's phrase for the inexorable force of circumstances, whose conclusions are beyond the reach of argument. [L.,—in, not, exorabilisexorāreex, out of, orāre, to entreat.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inexorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inexorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inexorable in a Sentence

  1. Simone Weil:

    Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart What jailer so inexorable as one's self

  3. Timothy Ramey:

    Make no mistake : Consumers want cheap Walmart chicken, that explains the inexorable rise of chicken.

  4. Frank Straus Meyer:

    The ideal type of the Communist is a man in whom all individual, emotional, and unconscious elements have been reduced to a minimum and subjected to the control of an iron will, informed by a supple intellect. That intellect is totally at the service of a single and compelling idea, made incarnate in the Communist Party: the concept of History as an inexorable god whose ways are revealed ‘scientifically’ through the doctrine and method of Marxism-Leninism.

  5. Susan Sontag:

    Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.

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