unavoidable

adjective un·avoid·able \ ˌən-ə-ˈvȯi-də-bəl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of unavoidable

: not avoidable : inevitable
  • The accident was unavoidable.

unavoidably

play \ˌən-ə-ˈvȯi-də-blē\ adverb

Examples of unavoidable in a Sentence

  1. unfortunately, kitchen duty will be unavoidable tonight

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First Known Use of unavoidable

15th century


UNAVOIDABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unavoidable

adjective

Definition of unavoidable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be prevented or avoided


UNAVOIDABLE Defined for Kids

unavoidable

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

Definition of unavoidable for Students

: not preventable : inevitable
  • an unavoidable accident

unavoidably

\-blē\ adverb
  • They were unavoidably delayed.


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