V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: certain to happen
Synonyms: destined, certain, inescapable, imminent, unavoidable, impending, ineluctable, necessary
Antonyms: doubtful, unlikely, avoidable, escapable
Tips: Inevitable is derived from the Latin inevitabilis, which literally means "not avoidable." Something inevitable is not avoidable and will most certainly happen. The adverb inevitably describes things that are destined to occur.
Whether we like it or not, the government inevitably takes its share of our paychecks. (unavoidably) adverb
The team's loss was inevitable; half the players were out sick. (destined, certain)
It was inevitable that our final exams would be very difficult. (certain, necessary)
After my most recent argument with my boss, it seems inevitable that she'll fire me. (imminent, destined, certain)
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