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INEVITABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inevitable mean? 

INEVITABLE (noun)
  The noun INEVITABLE has 1 sense:

1. an unavoidable event

  Familiarity information: INEVITABLE used as a noun is very rare.


INEVITABLE (adjective)
  The adjective INEVITABLE has 2 senses:

1. incapable of being avoided or prevented
2. invariably occurring or appearing

  Familiarity information: INEVITABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INEVITABLE (noun)


Sense 1inevitable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unavoidable event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

don't argue with the inevitable

Hypernyms ("inevitable" is a kind of...):

destiny; fate (an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future)


INEVITABLE (adjective)


Sense 1inevitable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being avoided or prevented

Context example:

the inevitable result

Similar:

fatal; fateful (controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined)

ineluctable; inescapable; unavoidable (impossible to avoid or evade:)

necessary (unavoidably determined by prior circumstances)

Antonym:

evitable (capable of being avoided or warded off)


Sense 2inevitable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invariably occurring or appearing

Context example:

the inevitable changes of the seasons

Similar:

predictable (capable of being foretold)


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