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Definitions for inexorable
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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

  2. inexorable(Adjective)

    Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable

  3. inexorable(Adjective)

    Adamant; severe

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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. Timothy Ramey:

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

  3. James Arthur Baldwin:

    Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need a sense of life's possibilities.

  4. 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.

  5. H. G. Wells:

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

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