[ in-ek-ser-uh-buhl ]
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  1. unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth;inexorable justice.

  2. not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.

Origin of inexorable

From the Latin word inexōrābilis, dating back to 1545–55. See in-3, exorable

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2. See inflexible.

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  • in·ex·o·ra·bil·i·ty [in-ek-ser-uh-bil-i-tee], /ɪnˌɛk sər əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, in·ex·o·ra·ble·ness, noun
  • in·ex·o·ra·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inexorable


/ (ɪnˈɛksərəbəl) /

  1. not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion

  2. relentless

Origin of inexorable

C16: from Latin inexōrābilis, from in- 1 + exōrābilis, from exōrāre to prevail upon, from ōrāre to pray

Derived forms of inexorable

  • inexorability or inexorableness, noun
  • inexorably, adverb

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