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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting(adj)

    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, intransigent(adj)

    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. inexorable(Adjective)

    Unable to be persuaded; relentless; unrelenting

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

  2. inexorable(Adjective)

    Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable

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

  3. inexorable(Adjective)

    Adamant; severe

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inexorable(adj)

    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

    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. Erik Pevernagie:

    To be rich or to be poor, that is the question." Hunger or homelessness can signify poverty and so can mental or emotional deficiency. Hunger or homelessness are lethal physical hazards, if they bear the taint of starvation or hypothermia. Mental or emotional deficiencies are inexorable perils, if they are stained by the black mark of depression or hopelessness. The magic antidote in any circumstances is seeing the bright side of things, possibly "with a little help". ( "Homeless down in the corner" )

  2. Octavio Paz:

    The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the Press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. A person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature.

  3. 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.

  4. H. G. Wells:

    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

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