ineluctable


in·eluc·ta·ble

adjective \ˌi-ni-ˈlək-tə-bəl\

: not able to be avoided or changed

Full Definition of INELUCTABLE

:  not to be avoided, changed, or resisted :  inevitable <an ineluctable fate>
in·eluc·ta·bil·i·ty \-ˌlək-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·eluc·ta·bly \-ˈlək-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of INELUCTABLE

  1. <the ineluctable approach of winter had many worried about the cost of heating their homes>

Origin of INELUCTABLE

Latin ineluctabilis, from in- + eluctari to struggle clear of, from ex- + luctari to struggle, wrestle; akin to Latin luxus dislocated — more at lock
First Known Use: circa 1623

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