V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: describes something impossible to avoid or escape

Synonyms: inescapable, unavoidable, inevitable, certain, destined, imminent

Antonyms: avoidable, escapable, uncertain

Tips: Ineluctable is derived from the Latin ineluctabilis, which means "not to be struggled out of." Something ineluctable cannot be escaped.

Usage Examples:

Although she was sad about the break-up, she knew the ineluctable passage of time would heal her pain. (certain, inevitable)

The phrase "what goes up must come down" describes the ineluctable law of gravity. (inescapable)

One often hears that the only things in life that are ineluctable are death and taxes. (certain, unavoidable)

It was ineluctable that my children would soon grow up and start lives of their own. (inevitable)

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