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.
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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

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unavoidable
1577, from un- (1) "not" + avoid + -able.
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Example sentences
Both may be unavoidable realities for some legs of your trip, but because of
  their greenhouse-gas emissions, use them judiciously.
Boss adds that this is somewhat unavoidable, because of the wide variety of
  objects in our solar system.
It's not illegal for fishers to be near alligators, she added, and sometimes
  it's downright unavoidable.
Being outside is unavoidable with such a tremendous amount of wind and rain.
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