in·​es·​cap·​able ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce inescapable (audio)
: incapable of being avoided, ignored, or denied : inevitable
inescapably adverb

Examples of inescapable in a Sentence

It's an inescapable truth that these problems have no easy solution. some people believe that your fate is determined at birth and thus inescapable
Recent Examples on the Web The resonance of Glass’ openness in the etudes is, indeed, inescapable. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Bedingfield hasn’t released a new album since 2019, but her catalog of hits somehow seems even more inescapable now than ever before. Spin Contributor, SPIN, 18 Mar. 2024 Any loud or inescapable sounds can cause hearing loss, stress, and high blood pressure, the magazine said. The Courier-Journal, 16 Mar. 2024 For many mom-run accounts, comments from men — admiring, suggestive or explicit — are a recurring scourge to be eradicated, or an inescapable fact of life to be ignored. Michael H. Keller, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 That song was really inescapable for most of the year. Gerrad Hall,, 2 Feb. 2024 But their sensational trials were inescapable in the 1990s and now resonate with a new generation of obsessives. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 While these sounds were once anomalies in club spaces in the Global North, their current presence in the underground is nearly inescapable. Isabelia Herrera, Pitchfork, 22 Mar. 2024 On TikTok, tubs of the powdery white supplement are inescapable. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inescapable was in 1792

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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in·​es·​cap·​able ˌin-ə-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce inescapable (audio)
: impossible to escape or avoid
inescapably adverb

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