inevitable


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in·ev·i·ta·ble

 (ĭn-ĕv′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to avoid or prevent; certain to happen. See Synonyms at certain.
2. Invariably occurring or appearing; predictable: the inevitable changes of the seasons.

in·ev′i·ta·bil′i·ty, in·ev′i·ta·ble·ness n.
in·ev′i·ta·bly adv.

inevitable

(ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl)
adj
1. unavoidable
2. sure to happen; certain
n
the inevitable something that is unavoidable
[C15: from Latin inēvītābilis, from in-1 + ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre to shun, from vītāre to avoid]
inˌevitaˈbility, inˈevitableness n
inˈevitably adv

in•ev•i•ta•ble

(ɪnˈɛv ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: an inevitable conclusion.
n.
2. something that is unavoidable.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inēvītābilis; see in-3, evitable]
in•ev`i•ta•bil′i•ty, n.
in•ev′i•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inevitable - an unavoidable event; "don't argue with the inevitable"
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
Adj.1.inevitable - incapable of being avoided or prevented; "the inevitable result"
avertable, avertible, avoidable, evitable - capable of being avoided or warded off
2.inevitable - invariably occurring or appearing; "the inevitable changes of the seasons"
predictable - capable of being foretold

inevitable

inevitable

adjective
Bound to happen:
Translations
مَحْتُومٌمَحْتوم، لا يُمْكِن تَجَنُّبه
nevyhnutelný
uundgåelig
väistämätönvääjäämätön
neizbježan
óhjákvæmilegur
不可避な常習の必至な恒常的な避けられない
필연적인
kaip ir reikėjo tikėtisneišvengiamybė
neizbēgamsnenovēršams
neizogiben
oundviklig
ไม่สามารถหลีกเลี่ยงได้
kaçınıl mazkaçınılmaz
không thể tránh được

inevitable

[ɪnˈevɪtəbl]
A. ADJinevitable
it was inevitable that he would refuseera inevitable que se negara
this raised the inevitable question of moneyesto suscitó la inevitable cuestión del dinero
B. N the inevitablelo inevitable

inevitable

[ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl]
adj [consequence] → inévitable
it is inevitable that ...
It is inevitable that other trials will follow → D'autres procès suivront inévitablement.
n
the inevitable → l'inéluctable
Finally the inevitable happened → L'inéluctable a fini par se produire.

inevitable

adjunvermeidlich, unvermeidbar; result alsozwangsläufig; victory/defeat seemed inevitableder Sieg/die Niederlage schien unabwendbar; a tourist with his inevitable cameraein Tourist mit dem unvermeidlichen Fotoapparat
n the inevitabledas Unvermeidliche

inevitable

[ɪnˈɛvɪtəbl] adjinevitabile
I was offered the inevitable cup of tea → mi venne offerta l'immancabile tazza di tè

inevitable

(inˈevitəbl) adjective
that cannot be avoided; certain to happen, be done, said, used etc. The Prime Minister said that war was inevitable.
inˌevitaˈbility noun
inˈevitably adverb
as you might expect. Inevitably the train was late.

inevitable

مَحْتُومٌ nevyhnutelný uundgåelig unvermeidlich αναπόφευκτος inevitable väistämätön inévitable neizbježan inevitabile 避けられない 필연적인 onvermijdelijk uunngåelig nieunikniony inevitável неизбежный oundviklig ไม่สามารถหลีกเลี่ยงได้ kaçınılmaz không thể tránh được 不可避免的
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A chapter of my life was closed, and I felt a little nearer to inevitable death.
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Whatever has happened in the matters with which I have been concerned has been inevitable.
Death, the inevitable end of all, for the first time presented itself to him with irresistible force.
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