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INEXORABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inexorable mean? 

INEXORABLE (adjective)
  The adjective INEXORABLE has 2 senses:

1. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
2. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

  Familiarity information: INEXORABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INEXORABLE (adjective)


Sense 1inexorable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

Synonyms:

unappeasable; relentless; inexorable; grim; unrelenting; stern; unforgiving

Context examples:

grim determination / grim necessity / Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty / relentless persecution / the stern demands of parenthood

Similar:

implacable (incapable of being placated)


Sense 2inexorable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

Synonyms:

adamant; intransigent; inexorable; adamantine

Context examples:

he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind / Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him / an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

Similar:

inflexible (incapable of change)


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