inevitable

[in-ev-i-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: an inevitable conclusion.
2.
sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable: The inevitable end of human life is death.
noun
3.
that which is unavoidable.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inēvītābilis. See in-3, evitable

inevitability, inevitableness, noun
inevitably, adverb
quasi-inevitable, adjective
quasi-inevitably, adverb
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inevitable (ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  unavoidable
2.  sure to happen; certain
 
n
3.  the inevitable something that is unavoidable
 
[C15: from Latin inēvītābilis, from in-1 + ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre to shun, from vītāre to avoid]
 
inevita'bility
 
n
 
in'evitableness
 
n
 
in'evitably
 
adv

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inevitable
early 15c., from L. inevitabilis "unavoidable," from in- "not" + evitabilis "avoidable," from evitare "to avoid," from ex- "out" + vitare "shun," originally "go out of the way."
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Example sentences
In his mind, the outcome was always inevitable-and triumphant.
On the soccer field, a searing kick to the shin is inevitable.
It seems that wherever human technology and wildlife meet, damage is inevitable.
He was killed for seeking to make the inevitable palpable.
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