inexorable


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in·ex·o·ra·ble

 (ĭn-ĕk′sər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable: an inexorable fate; an inexorable law of nature.
2. Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless: an inexorable opponent.

[Latin inexōrābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + exōrābilis, pliant (from exōrāre, to prevail upon : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + ōrāre, to argue).]

in·ex′o·ra·bil′i·ty, in·ex′o·ra·ble·ness n.
in·ex′o·ra·bly adv.

inexorable

(ɪnˈɛksərəbəl)
adj
1. not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
2. relentless
[C16: from Latin inexōrābilis, from in-1 + exōrābilis, from exōrāre to prevail upon, from ōrāre to pray]
inˌexoraˈbility, inˈexorableness n
inˈexorably adv

in•ex•o•ra•ble

(ɪnˈɛk sər ə bəl)

adj.
1. unyielding; unalterable.
2. not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties; merciless.
[1545–55; < Latin inēxōrābilis=in- in-3 + ēxōrābilis persuadable]
in•ex`o•ra•bil′i•ty, in•ex′o•ra•ble•ness, n.
in•ex′o•ra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inexorable - not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreatyinexorable - not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "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; "an implacable enemy"
2.inexorable - impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"

inexorable

inexorable

adjective
Translations

inexorable

[ɪnˈeksərəbl] ADJinexorable, implacable

inexorable

[ɪnˈɛksərəbəl] adj [rise, progress] → inexorable

inexorable

adj (= relentless)erbarmungslos, unerbittlich; (= not to be stopped)unaufhaltsam; truth, factsunumstößlich

inexorable

[ɪnˈɛksrəbl] adjinesorabile
References in classic literature ?
Their inexorable will do they follow: that is their coldness.
On the other hand, when the sedition had proceeded from causes which had inflamed the resentments of the major party, they might often be found obstinate and inexorable, when policy demanded a conduct of forbearance and clemency.
Once more," commanded the inexorable investigator, and once more came--a trifle tremulously--the name of the dead man:
We do not know the inexorable law underlying coincidences.
Jane went back into the kitchen to the inexorable tasks that death has no power, even for a day, to blot from existence.
However, I was for once cased in triple brass and inexorable.
Nichols, inexorable as fate and remorseless as conscience, would presently rejoin him.
But the old man decidedly refused, thinking himself bound in honour to my friend, who, when he found the father inexorable, quitted his country, nor returned until he heard that his former mistress was married according to her inclinations.
Why did they never resent my inexorable, my perpetual society?
Stubb's inexorable back was turned upon him; and the whale was winged.
My friend is dead, my neighbour is dead, my love, the darling of my soul, is dead; it is the inexorable consolidation and perpetuation of the secret that was always in that individuality, and which I shall carry in mine to my life's end.
Presently he broke out again, as if he were love-stricken in earnest, "O Princess Dulcinea, lady of this captive heart, a grievous wrong hast thou done me to drive me forth with scorn, and with inexorable obduracy banish me from the presence of thy beauty.