Definition of 'avoidable'
Video: pronunciation of 'avoidable'
Example sentences containing 'avoidable'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This is just one example of tragic, avoidable deaths in our prisons. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is also entirely avoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The tragedy is that this house price crisis is entirely avoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These deaths were totally avoidable and the investigation will have to find if there were any failings. The Sun (2013)That seems to me an avoidable social tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Was the entire conflict a tragic and avoidable error? Times, Sunday Times (2013)For this was an entirely avoidable disaster. The Sun (2011)Suicide is a common cause of avoidable death in younger people. The Sun (2016)If only life were that simple and tragedy that avoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many of these deaths are potentially avoidable. The Sun (2015)Failure to act now will result in many avoidable deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bank will match cash raised, which will go towards tackling avoidable blindness. The Sun (2011)In a recent year there were more than 4,000 avoidable errors and disasters in hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If we want to reduce the overall number of avoidable deaths, employing more nurses or reducing obesity would be more effective. Times, Sunday Times (2015)THE figures for avoidable deaths look shocking, but is it telling the whole story? The Sun (2013)A watchdog reviewed 150 hospital probes into deaths or avoidable harm where managers found no failings. The Sun (2015)It is not only unavoidable cuts which make this harder, but entirely avoidable incompetence, too. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We have lost a wonderful, loving son - his death was totally avoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We're raising a generation on junk food, many of whom are prone to entirely avoidable illnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was entirely avoidable had the Bank of England been more discreet in its temporary funding intervention last week. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The absence of any defence dogs patrolling the corridors of an empty No 10 means that avoidable political errors are common. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is two too many - and a potentially avoidable tragedy for all involved - but not quite the toll most people would expect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'avoidable'
Used Occasionally. avoidable is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of avoidable from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
Do you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque? Dr Peter Brooks offers his advice to make that money last
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.