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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

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

  2. inexorableadjective

    Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable

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

  3. inexorableadjective

    Adamant; severe

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

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

    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. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

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

  2. Paul Jones:

    It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, That those who will not risk cannot win.

  3. Susan Sontag:

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

  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. H. G. Wells:

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

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