invariably

adverb

in·​vari·​ably (ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-blē How to pronounce invariably (audio)
: on every occasion : always
invariably late

Example Sentences

their slacker son invariably gives the same response to the questions about his career plans
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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of invariably was in 1646

Dictionary Entries Near invariably

Cite this Entry

“Invariably.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invariably. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

invariably

adverb

in·​vari·​ably (ˈ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-blē How to pronounce invariably (audio)
-ˈvar-
: on every occasion : always
invariably late

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