inexorable

[ in-ek-ser-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈɛk sər ə bəl /

adjective

unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.
not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.

Nearby words

  1. inexactitude,
  2. inexcusable,
  3. inexertion,
  4. inexhaustible,
  5. inexistent,
  6. inexpedient,
  7. inexpensive,
  8. inexperience,
  9. inexperienced,
  10. inexpert

Origin of inexorable

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

Related formsin·ex·o·ra·bil·i·ty, in·ex·o·ra·ble·ness, nounin·ex·o·ra·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inexorable

inexorable

/ (ɪnˈɛksərəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
relentless
Derived Formsinexorability or inexorableness, nouninexorably, adverb

Word Origin for inexorable

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

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