inescapable

[ in-uh-skey-puh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn əˈskeɪ pə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being escaped, ignored, or avoided; ineluctable: inescapable responsibilities.

Nearby words

  1. inertial observer,
  2. inertial platform,
  3. inertial system,
  4. inertial upper stage,
  5. inertness,
  6. inescutcheon,
  7. inessential,
  8. inessive,
  9. inestimable,
  10. inevitability

Origin of inescapable

First recorded in 1785–95; in-3 + escapable

Related formsin·es·cap·a·ble·ness, nounin·es·cap·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inescapably

inescapable

/ (ˌɪnɪˈskeɪpəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being escaped or avoided
Derived Formsinescapably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inescapably

inescapable

adj.

1792, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + escapable (see escape). Related: Inescapably.

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