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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.
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Noun1.inexorability - 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


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Like the telltale tickle in the throat before the onset of a cold, knowing full well that it would soon engulf the entire body, there is a certain inexorability to the work that is compelling.
Virtually every day of the year he is out there somewhere gnawing his way towards the next target with all the inexorability of the ocean eroding the base of some mighty cliff.
Although some attempted to take into consideration the inexorability of democracy, many churchmen at an ideological level preferred a monarchical form of government.
The people at home had to hold out for all those years - and the inexorability of those times should be thought about.
As a talky, digressive, and also topic-ridden book, it has none of the feeling of sly inexorability that propels a reader of the early novels toward the promised end.
In the march to the scaffold, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas wisely refused to rush, giving the movement an atmosphere of grim inexorability.
The 20th January tragedy, which brought to huge losses and destruction of innocent people, demonstrated martial spirit, inexorability and pride of our nation, which couldn't stand betrayal policy of the criminal empire led by Gorbachev towards Azerbaijan, aspired to freedom and independence.
For truly, despite the apparent algorithmic inexorability of Malthus's principle, what strikes this reader is Malthus's interest in imagining the potentially supervenient consciousnessness of his geometrically-reproducing subjects--the consciousnesses of men, it should be said: for aside from a few brief albeit extremely interesting forays, Malthus is overwhelmingly interested in the male subject, and in a particular kind of male subject.
The sheer number of victims and the dreadful inexorability of further suffering are hard for foreign observers to conceive of.
Maley argues that Weber described bureaucracy conservative as "historically contingent and subject to change" when addressing the conservative Junker class, while highlighting the inexorability of bureaucracy when addressing socialist audiences.
Since the accuracy and inexorability of Talano d'Imolese's dream would seem to be proven by its fulfillment, it may initially seem that this tale simply confirms the most oppressive sort of fatalism and casts doubt on human freedom.
167) However, judges often try to limit how much these issues arise as "[n]o matter how dissimilar the judges may be in temperament and outlook, they are united on the need to foster the myth of the law's impersonality and inexorability.