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inevitable (ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl Pronunciation for inevitable



  1. unavoidable
  2. sure to happen; certain


  1. See the inevitable

Derived Forms

inˌevitaˈbility, inˈevitableness noun
inˈevitably adverb

Word Origin

C15: from Latin inēvītābilis, from in-1 + ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre to shun, from vītāre to avoid

Translations for 'inevitable'

  • British English: inevitablePronunciation for inevitable If something is inevitable, it is certain to happen and cannot be prevented or avoided.If the case succeeds, it is inevitable that other trials will follow.ɪnˈɛvɪtəbl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مَحْتُومٌPronunciation for مَحْتُومٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inevitávelPronunciation for inevitável
  • Chinese: 不可避免的Pronunciation for 不可避免的
  • Croatian: neizbježanPronunciation for neizbježan neizbježna
  • Czech: nevyhnutelnýPronunciation for nevyhnutelný
  • Danish: uundgåeligPronunciation for uundgåelig
  • Dutch: onvermijdelijkPronunciation for onvermijdelijk
  • European Spanish: inevitablePronunciation for inevitable
  • Finnish: väistämätönPronunciation for väistämätön
  • French: inévitablePronunciation for inévitable
  • German: unvermeidlichPronunciation for unvermeidlich
  • Greek: αναπόφευκτοςPronunciation for αναπόφευκτος αναπόφευκτη
  • Italian: inevitabilePronunciation for inevitabile
  • Japanese: 避けられないPronunciation for 避けられない
  • Korean: 필연적인Pronunciation for 필연적인
  • Norwegian: uunngåeligPronunciation for uunngåelig
  • Polish: nieuniknionyPronunciation for nieunikniony nieunikniona
  • Portuguese: inevitávelPronunciation for inevitável
  • Romanian: inevitabil inevitabil, inevitabilă, inevitabili, inevitabile
  • Russian: неизбежныйPronunciation for неизбежный неизбежная
  • Spanish: inevitablePronunciation for inevitable
  • Swedish: oundvikligPronunciation for oundviklig oundvikligt
  • Thai: ไม่สามารถหลีกเลี่ยงได้Pronunciation for ไม่สามารถหลีกเลี่ยงได้
  • Turkish: kaçınılmazPronunciation for kaçınılmaz
  • Ukrainian: неминучий
  • Vietnamese: không thể tránh đượcPronunciation for không thể tránh được
  • British English: inevitable The inevitable is something that is inevitable. NOUNIt's just delaying the inevitable', he said.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inevitável
  • Chinese: 必然发生的必然发發生的
  • European Spanish: lo inevitable
  • French: inévitable
  • German: unvermeidlich
  • Italian: inevitabile
  • Japanese: 避けられない事態
  • Korean: 피할 수 없는
  • Portuguese: inevitável
  • Spanish: lo inevitable

Example Sentences Including 'inevitable'

In that moment of understanding, what happened next seemed inevitable.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
Once the connection was established, the next step would be inevitable.
I guess it was inevitable that he would be enticed into the shadowy world of the death squads.
MacNeill, Alastair The Devil's Door


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