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
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All flashed indignant or appealing glances at the inexorable Davis, and one passionate lime lover burst into tears.
He arose to his feet, and baring his bosom, looked steadily on the keen, glittering knife, that was already upheld by his inexorable judge.
Why did they never resent my inexorable, my perpetual society?
Delight is to him --a far, far upward, and inward delight --who against the proud gods and commodores of this earth, ever stands forth his own inexorable self.
Stubb's inexorable back was turned upon him; and the whale was winged.
The inevitability of the revolution depended upon this fact, that they had no choice but to unite or be exterminated; this fact, grim and inexorable, depended upon no human will, it was the law of the economic process, of which the editor showed the details with the most marvelous precision.
In punctuality, she was as inevitable as a clock, and as inexorable as a railroad engine; and she held in most decided contempt and abomination anything of a contrary character.
But soon, by some inexorable law, our life goes by and the cars return.
Jane went back into the kitchen to the inexorable tasks that death has no power, even for a day, to blot from existence.
There was stretched Sarah Reed's once robust and active frame, rigid and still: her eye of flint was covered with its cold lid; her brow and strong traits wore yet the impress of her inexorable soul.
His inexorable eyes looked her into submission; and his lean forefinger shook at her warningly, as if he was quieting a fractious child.
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.