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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]


Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty


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


implacable (incapable of being placated)

Sense 2inexorable [BACK TO TOP]


Impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason


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


inflexible (incapable of change)

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