1. an unavoidable event
; - Example: "don't argue with the inevitable"ADJECTIVE
1. incapable of being avoided or prevented
; - Example: "the inevitable result"
2. invariably occurring or appearing
; - Example: "the inevitable changes of the seasons"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inevitable \In*ev"i*ta*ble\, a. [L. inevitabilis: cf. F.
in['e]vitable. See In- not, and Evitable.]
1. Not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable;
certain. "The inevitable hour." --Gray.
It was inevitable; it was necessary; it was planted
in the nature of things. --Burke.
2. Irresistible. "Inevitable charms." --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: incapable of being avoided or prevented; "the inevitable
result" [ant: avertable, avertible, avoidable,
2: invariably occurring or appearing; "the inevitable changes of
n 1: an unavoidable event; "don't argue with the inevitable"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "inevitable":
absolute, apodictic, appointed, binding, bound, certain, clear,
clear and distinct, clear as day, compulsory, conclusive, decided,
decisive, definite, destined, determinate, devoted, dictated,
doomed, fatal, fated, fateful, foredoomed, foreordained,
imperative, in store, in the cards, indefeasible, ineluctable,
ineludible, inescapable, inevasible, inexorable, inflexible,
involuntary, irresistible, irrevocable, mandatory, marked,
necessary, obligatory, ordained, perfectly sure, positive,
predestined, predetermined, relentless, required, resistless,
settled, sure, sure as death, sure as fate, sure-enough, true,
unambiguous, unavoidable, uncontrollable, undeflectable,
unequivocal, unevadable, univocal, unmistakable, unpreventable,
unstoppable, unyielding, written