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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.
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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"
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Every political regime here for more than three decades has spewed the same rhetoric about inheriting a mess from its predecessors, the need for urgent reform, and the unavoidability of swallowing the bitter pill of 'adjustment'.
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(23) After the ironic jolt of its opening line, al-Ma'arri's Luzumiyya resolves into a contemplation of the unavoidability of the common fate, and a corporeal, rather than spiritual, view of life and death.
Unavoidability of punishment should be ensured, the Ombudsman stressed.