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inevitable (ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl



  1. unavoidable
  2. sure to happen; certain



  1. See the inevitable

Derived Forms

inˌevitaˈbility, or 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: 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: مَحْتُومٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inevitável
  • Chinese: 不可避免的
  • Croatian: neizbježan neizbježna
  • Czech: nevyhnutelný
  • Danish: uundgåelig
  • Dutch: onvermijdelijk
  • European Spanish: inevitable
  • Finnish: väistämätön
  • French: inévitable
  • German: unvermeidlich
  • Greek: αναπόφευκτος αναπόφευκτη
  • Italian: inevitabile
  • Japanese: 避けられない
  • Korean: 필연적인
  • Norwegian: uunngåelig
  • Polish: nieunikniony nieunikniona
  • Portuguese: inevitável
  • Romanian: inevitabil inevitabil, inevitabilă, inevitabili, inevitabile
  • Russian: неизбежный неизбежная
  • Spanish: inevitable
  • Swedish: oundviklig oundvikligt
  • Thai: ไม่สามารถหลีกเลี่ยงได้
  • Turkish: kaçınılmaz
  • Ukrainian: неминучий
  • Vietnamese: 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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