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unavoidable

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adjective un·avoid·able \ˌən-ə-ˈvȯi-də-bəl\

Simple Definition of unavoidable

  • : not able to be prevented or avoided

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unavoidable

  1. :  not avoidable :  inevitable <the accident was unavoidable>

unavoidably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of unavoidable in a sentence

  1. <unfortunately, kitchen duty will be unavoidable tonight>



15th Century

First Known Use of unavoidable

15th century


UNAVOIDABLE Defined for Kids

unavoidable

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adjective un·avoid·able \ˌən-ə-ˈvȯi-də-bəl\

Definition of unavoidable for Students

  1. :  not preventable :  inevitable <an unavoidable accident>

unavoidably \-blē\ adverb <They were unavoidably delayed.>




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