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ineluctable

[in-i-luhk-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈlʌk tə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being evaded; inescapable:
an ineluctable destiny.
Antonyms: certain, sure, fated.
Origin of ineluctable
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin inēluctābilis, equivalent to in- in-3 + ēluctā() to force a way out or over, surmount (ē- e-1 + luctārī to wrestle) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
ineluctability, noun
ineluctably, adverb
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ineluctable

/ˌɪnɪˈlʌktəbəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of fate) incapable of being avoided; inescapable
Derived Forms
ineluctability, noun
ineluctably, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin inēluctābilis, from in-1 + ēluctārī to escape, from luctārī to struggle
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Word Origin and History for ineluctable
adj.

"not to be escaped by struggling," 1620s, from Latin ineluctabilis "unavoidable, inevitable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + eluctari "to struggle out of," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + luctari "to struggle" (see reluctance).

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