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

Example Sentences

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inescapable was in 1792

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


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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