AskDefine | Define inevitable

Dictionary Definition

inevitable adj
1 incapable of being avoided or prevented; "the inevitable result" [ant: evitable]
2 invariably occurring or appearing; "the inevitable changes of the seasons" n : an unavoidable event; "don't argue with the inevitable"

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English

Etymology

From inevitabilis "unavoidable" ().
  • comes from the Latin word vitare- to avoid

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. impossible to avoid or prevent
    We were going so fast that the collision was inevitable.
  2. predictable, or always happening
    My outburst met with the inevitable punishment.

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Translations

impossible to avoid or prevent
predictable, or always happening

Spanish

Adjective

  1. inevitable (unable to be avoided)

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Extensive Definition

Inevitable derives from the Latin word vitare (to avoid) and the prefix in (meaning not or without). It refers to something that cannot be avoided.

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