un-avoidable

unavoidable

[uhn-uh-voi-duh-buhl]
adjective
unable to be avoided; inevitable: an unavoidable delay.

Origin:
1570–80; un-1 + avoidable

unavoidability, unavoidableness, noun
unavoidably, adverb


inescapable, unpreventable, fated, sure, certain.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un-avoidable
Collins
World English Dictionary
unavoidable (ˌʌnəˈvɔɪdəbəl)
 
adj
1.  unable to be avoided; inevitable
2.  law not capable of being declared null and void
 
unavoida'bility
 
n
 
una'voidableness
 
n
 
una'voidably
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

unavoidable
1577, from un- (1) "not" + avoid + -able.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;