inexorableness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inexorableness - mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up; "the relentlessness or their pursuit"
unmercifulness, mercilessness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving

inexorableness

noun
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