- 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 inexorable
Preening, arrogant, vindictive, and inexorable; awash with cash; corrupt; in bed with corporate America and big finance.Meet The Democrats’ Secret Savior Against Cuomo Corporatism
September 14, 2014
There is an inexorable blurring of the line that separates entertainers and athletes.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
They are also correct that Tocqueville anticipated the inexorable spread of equality around the globe.Today’s Wonky Elite Is in Love With the Wrong French Intellectual
April 23, 2014
Meanwhile, sea level rise will emerge as a huge, inexorable and massively expensive problem.Can Generation Hot Avoid Its Fate?
April 5, 2014
But under the circumstances, they seem unable to stop its inexorable metastasis.Is Syria Being 'Lebanized' or is Lebanon Being 'Syrianized'?
August 29, 2013
The inexorable voice went on in its monotone, as if he had not spoken.Within the Law
She felt as if she had been caught in an inexorable hand that had closed about her.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Nor was there any appeal from the inexorable logic of his remarks.Ridgeway
The ticking of the clock emphasized the inexorable silence of the house.Tiverton Tales
None but she could open to him, and he knew that, like God himself, Kirsty was inexorable.Heather and Snow
- not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
Word Origin and History for inexorable
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.