- incapable of being evaded; inescapable: an ineluctable destiny.
Origin of ineluctable
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Examples from the Web for ineluctable
Back then, today was supposed to be the official beginning of the slow and ineluctable ascent to the White House.How Bad Does the GOP Need Chris Christie? Really Bad.
January 21, 2014
To step across the line would have been an ineluctable attempt.Painted Veils
Exactly: and that is the ineluctable modality of the audible.
Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes.
The business bound his imagination with an ineluctable fascination.The Destroying Angel
Louis Joseph Vance
The blows of fate are ineluctable; no man shall evade his doom.The Revolt of the Angels
- (esp of fate) incapable of being avoided; inescapable
C17: from Latin inēluctābilis, from in- 1 + ēluctārī to escape, from luctārī to struggle
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Word Origin and History for ineluctable
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