in-exorable

inexorable

[in-ek-ser-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.
2.
not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin inexōrābilis. See in-3, exorable

inexorability, inexorableness, noun
inexorably, adverb


2. unbending; severe, relentless, unrelenting, implacable, merciless, cruel, pitiless. See inflexible.


2. flexible; merciful.
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inexorable (ɪnˈɛksərəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
2.  relentless
 
[C16: from Latin inexōrābilis, from in-1 + exōrābilis, from exōrāre to prevail upon, from ōrāre to pray]
 
inexora'bility
 
n
 
in'exorableness
 
n
 
in'exorably
 
adv

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inexorable
1550s, from L. inexorabilis "that cannot be moved by entreaty," from in- "not" + exorabilis "able to be entreated," from exorare "to prevail upon," from ex- "out" + orare "pray."
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