ineluctable
[ in-i-luhk-tuh-buhl ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-17th century; Latin; from ineluctabilis, from in- "not" + eluctari "struggle out"
Synonyms
adjective
inescapable inevitable unavoidable
Antonyms
adjective
uncertain escapable
Definition
adjectiveincapable of being evaded; inescapable
Examples
adjectiveA) The room appeared ineluctable until she noticed a strange hinge behind the bookshelf. B) The fox tried every trick he could think of, but the hunters proved ineluctable.
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