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inexorable

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adjective in·ex·o·ra·ble \(ˌ)i-ˈneks-rə-bəl, -ˈnek-sə-, -ˈneg-zə-rə-\

Simple Definition of inexorable

  • : not able to be stopped or changed

Full Definition of inexorable

  1. :  not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped :  relentless <inexorable progress>

in·ex·o·ra·bil·i·ty play \(ˌ)i-ˌneks-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌnek-sə-, -ˌneg-zə-\ noun
in·ex·o·ra·ble·ness play \-ˈneks-rə-bəl-nəs, -ˈnek-sə-, -ˈneg-zə-\ noun
in·ex·o·ra·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of inexorable

  1. the inexorable rise of a political movement



Origin of inexorable

Latin inexorabilis, from in- + exorabilis pliant, from exorare to prevail upon, from ex- + orare to speak — more at oration


First Known Use: 1542



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