Definition of inevitable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈevɪtəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈevɪtəbl//
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  1. 1  that you cannot avoid or prevent synonym unavoidable It was an inevitable consequence of the decision. It was inevitable that there would be job losses. A rise in the interest rates seems inevitable.
  2. 2[only before noun] (often humorous) so frequent that you always expect it the English and their inevitable cups of tea
  3. 3the inevitable noun [singular] something that is certain to happen You have to accept the inevitable. The inevitable happened—I forgot my passport.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin inevitabilis, from in- ‘not’ + evitabilis ‘avoidable’ (from evitare ‘avoid’).Extra examples She bowed to the inevitable= accepted a situation in which she had no choice and resigned. The scandal made her resignation inevitable. They came to see defeat as inevitable. A rise in interest rates seems inevitable. It was inevitable that there would be job losses.
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