- 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 inexorableness
It seems to have the quality of inexorableness that duty has.The World I Live In
She would have exulted in making them feel his inexorableness.The Narrow House
The inexorableness of a great will was present in the room as an actual thing.The Magnificent Adventure
And then, in a sudden flash of illumination, he saw precisely wherein that sense of inexorableness lay.Antony Gray,--Gardener
That doctrine, however, does not go well together with the belief in the universality and inexorableness of suffering.History of Religion
- not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
Word Origin and History for inexorableness
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.