unavoidable

adjective
un·​avoid·​able | \ ˌən-ə-ˈvȯi-də-bəl How to pronounce unavoidable (audio) \

Definition of unavoidable

: not avoidable : inevitable The accident was unavoidable.

Other Words from unavoidable

unavoidably \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈvȯi-​də-​blē How to pronounce unavoidable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unavoidable in a Sentence

unfortunately, kitchen duty will be unavoidable tonight
Recent Examples on the Web Some of Buxton’s subsequent injuries have been unavoidable — a collision with the center field wall that hurt his shoulder, a foul ball that broke his toe, an errant pitch that broke his wrist. New York Times, 8 May 2022 Marvel is not perfect, and the occasional plot hole — however small — is unavoidable. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 5 May 2022 Supply chain disruptions have been unavoidable for many companies; can modern search & discovery provide resiliency against this? Gary Drenik, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Astrologer Stephanie Campos says that the fresh start this new moon solar eclipse is bringing is unavoidable, so step feet first into the chaos. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 29 Apr. 2022 Other than splitting the Fort Wayne teams and suburban north teams (which was unavoidable), the pieces fit together nicely. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 3 May 2022 Talk of Covid-19 vaccines was, of course, unavoidable. NBC News, 2 May 2022 Astrologer Stephanie Campos says that the fresh start this new moon solar eclipse is bringing is unavoidable, so step feet first into the chaos. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 27 Apr. 2022 Failure is unavoidable; what can be avoided, however, is the reaction to such failure. Ludwig Melik, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unavoidable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Unavoidable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unavoidable. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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unavoidable

adjective
un·​avoid·​able | \ ˌən-ə-ˈvȯi-də-bəl How to pronounce unavoidable (audio) \

Kids Definition of unavoidable

: not preventable : inevitable an unavoidable accident

Other Words from unavoidable

unavoidably \ -​blē \ adverb They were unavoidably delayed.

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