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inevitable

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adjective in·ev·i·ta·ble \i-ˈne-və-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of inevitable

  • : sure to happen

Full Definition of inevitable

  1. :  incapable of being avoided or evaded <an inevitable outcome>

in·ev·i·ta·bil·i·ty play \-ˌne-və-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·ev·i·ta·ble·ness play \-ˈne-və-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of inevitable

  1. 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

  2. In a society that has gold-plated everything from hubcaps to teeth, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would find a way to add some bling to bacteria. —Zach Zorich, Discover, February 2006

  3. The Vikings disappeared, but the Inuit survived, proving that human survival in Greenland was not impossible and the Vikings' disappearance not inevitable. —Jared M. Diamond, Collapse, 2005

  4. <getting wet is inevitable if you are going to try to give your dog a bath>



Origin of inevitable

Middle English, from Latin inevitabilis, from in- + evitabilis evitable


First Known Use: 14th century



INEVITABILITY Defined for Kids

inevitability

noun in·ev·i·ta·bil·i·ty \i-ˌne-və-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of inevitability

  1. :  the quality or state of being sure to happen <the inevitability of change>





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