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Definition: 1. not able to be persuaded or stopped by any means; 2. not to be placated or appeased; 3. unstoppable

Synonyms: unyielding, adamant, obstinate, hard-nosed, relentless, stubborn, inflexible, steadfast, unstoppable

Antonyms: yielding, submissive, docile

Tips: The root of the word inexorable comes from the Latin word exorare, which means "to prevail upon." Something inexorable cannot be prevailed upon because it cannot be stopped.

Usage Examples:

Because the team still had not been defeated, its climb to the top seemed inexorable. (unstoppable)

After she guessed her way through the final, she couldn't shake the inexorable feeling that she had failed. (stubborn, relentless)

Julie was inexorable in her determination to quit high school and move to New York to pursue an acting career. (adamant, steadfast, unyielding)

The company was inexorable in its plan to overtake its biggest competitor. (unstoppable, unyielding)

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