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

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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 Both books make only brief reference to recent events, yet resonances with current concerns are inescapable. Sara Lipton, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 The debate over vaccines and COVID-19 is inescapable in Douglas County. oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2021 Failing drives are almost as inescapable as death and taxes. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Even without such efforts to provide a fuller picture of what happened 20 years ago, the fallout from 9/11 is as inescapable as the ongoing news coverage of Afghanistan returning to Taliban control. Jean Marbella,, 1 Sep. 2021 Moments of silence at sporting events are almost inescapable these days. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 24 July 2021 There’s another question, though, one more disturbing, more mysterious, made more inescapable by the first. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 June 2021 Write about a refined single woman with a melancholy temperament and an exquisite sensibility moving languidly through her beautiful old European city, and a certain amount of romanticizing is all but inescapable. Sigrid Nunez, The New York Review of Books, 11 May 2021 From here on out, Zhao’s work will be truly inescapable. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2021

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inescapable

: impossible to deny or avoid


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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