Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.


Impossible to avoid; inevitable. See Synonyms at certain.

un′a·void′a·bil′i·ty, un′a·void′a·ble·ness n.
un′a·void′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unavoidability - the quality of being impossible to avoid or evadeunavoidability - the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade
sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
References in periodicals archive ?
Important transformations often occur when an organisation has a new CEO who is supposed to be an effective leader and to be able to engage in dialogue and communicate appropriately the unavoidability and/or the need for a major change.
The matter thus underscores the unavoidability of the question of how to think about the naturalist's task: of how one might fit the most salient characteristics of experiencing into a plausible and adequate picture of the cosmos.
There are reasons why an individual experiences anxiety upon the realization of the unavoidability of death.
The unavoidable reversal of the Vedantic transcendental move grants also the unavoidability of the maternal as the transcendental.
Traditionally, in Pentecostal church life, there has been a complex tension between the unavoidability of preparation and planning, on the one hand, and a desire to allow room for the Holy Spirit to 'move freely' in church gatherings, on the other (Karkkainen, 2001).
In a broader sense, these books vindicate James Madison's age-old observations about the unavoidability of factions.
The unavoidability of such quasi-wholesale effects might be one reason why the Supreme Court disfavored an irrelevant-sensitivity rule to begin with.
Turkey, for its part, chose to transform this unavoidability into a lucrative business opportunity, and Turkish companies began investing heavily in Erbil and Kirkuk, as construction cooperation gradually evolved into energy partnership.
60) The prohibition here is of "excessive" incidental loss to civilian life, which accepts by implication the occasional unavoidability of incidental losses which are not "excessive.
5) Relocating America into a literary non-place, many of these novels are similar to atemporal daguerreotypes, in which history crystallizes itself into simplified interpretations, focused on unavoidability and sorrow (28-29).
Because, this time around, the unavoidability of fate will be replaced by the joy of making a choice.
This one irrevocably links the sine qua non of society (the unavoidability of rules) and of politics (the persistence of asymmetric social relations) in the conduct of the analysis.