adjective \i-ˈne-və-tə-bəl\

: sure to happen

Full Definition of INEVITABLE

:  incapable of being avoided or evaded <an inevitable outcome>
in·ev·i·ta·bil·i·ty \-ˌne-və-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·ev·i·ta·ble·ness \-ˈne-və-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of INEVITABLE

  1. <getting wet is inevitable if you are going to try to give your dog a bath>
  2. The captain of archers fidgeted and coughed and rolled his eyes at his men, as if such cupidity and dishonor were an inevitable but minor aspect of the human predicament … —Michael Chabon, New York Times Magazine, 6 May 2007


Middle English, from Latin inevitabilis, from in- + evitabilis evitable
First Known Use: 14th century


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