inevitable Definition

certain to happen; unavoidable.

Using inevitable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inevitable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It was inevitable that the team would lose the game.

  • Example

    Death is an inevitable part of life.

  • Example

    The rise of technology is inevitable.

  • Example

    The company's bankruptcy was inevitable given their financial situation.

inevitable Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with inevitable

  • something that is certain to happen


    The inevitable finally happened, and the company had to lay off half of its employees.

  • to die


    Despite his wealth and power, he too will eventually meet his inevitable end.

  • a result that is certain to happen as a result of a particular action or event


    The increase in greenhouse gases is an inevitable consequence of human activity.

Origins of inevitable

from Latin 'in-' meaning 'not' and 'evitabilis' meaning 'avoidable'


Summary: inevitable in Brief

The term 'inevitable' [ɪnˈɛvɪtəbl] refers to something that is certain to happen and cannot be avoided. It can be used to describe events like death or bankruptcy, as well as broader trends like technological progress. Phrases like 'the inevitable' and 'meet one's inevitable end' emphasize the certainty of the outcome, while 'an inevitable consequence' highlights the cause-and-effect relationship.

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