- unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.
- not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.
Origin of inexorable
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Examples from the Web for inexorability
There is the fatality of dogmas, the oppression of human laws, the inexorability of nature.Toilers of the Sea
Completely overcome by the inexorability of his fate, Falder throws himself down the stairs, breaking his neck.The Social Significance of the Modern Drama
First, there is the fatality of dogmas, then the oppression of human laws, and finally the inexorability of nature.Victor Hugo: His Life and Works
G. Barnett Smith
She would not bear thinking of, this thing of beauty and need and, at the same time, inexorability of endurance.Old Crow
An order from the Vatican was law; and the Bishop obeyed it with no other thought than its inerrancy and inexorability.Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
- not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
Word Origin and History for inexorability
1550s, from Middle French inexorable and directly from Latin inexorabilis "that cannot be moved by entreaty," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + exorabilis "able to be entreated," from exorare "to prevail upon," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + orare "pray" (see orator). Related: Inexorably; inexorability.