in·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \

Definition of inescapable

: incapable of being avoided, ignored, or denied : inevitable

Other Words from inescapable

inescapably \ ˌi-​nə-​ˈskā-​pə-​blē How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \ 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 Heng’s research, along with her personal experience, has led her to one inescapable conclusion: the antidote to burnout and loneliness is connection. Jodie Cook, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Reading Sanders’ 11-page decision leaves one with an inescapable, disturbing conclusion: Lawyers can be racist as hell but still effective. Kevin Cullen,, 14 July 2022 Or at least that’s the inescapable conclusion from a new report conducted by the U.S. General Accountability Office, a watchdog federal agency established to audit the rest of the federal government, including the Department of Defense. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 June 2022 The inescapable conclusion is that these attacks on civilians are deliberate. Mark Kimmitt, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 The inescapable conclusion, the paper argued, was that volcanic soot—which cools the earth by shielding its surface from sunlight, adversely affecting growing seasons and causing crop failures — helped drive those crises. Jacques Leslie, Wired, 15 Jan. 2022 Cumulatively, though, the series takes on an inescapable sense of sorrow and isolation, and not just because of captions that frequently emphasize the subjects’ struggles with their parents’ identities. Melissa Hart, Longreads, 28 June 2022 While jubilee fever might seem inescapable in the U.K., polling by YouGov suggests most Britons will actually be ignoring the pomp and ceremony. NBC News, 5 June 2022 At a time when we're inundated with constant information and technology seems inescapable, there is something sacred about heading into the forest to unplug. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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in·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inescapable

: inevitable She came to the inescapable conclusion that he was right.

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