unavoidable

[ uhn-uh-voi-duh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn əˈvɔɪ də bəl /

adjective

unable to be avoided; inevitable: an unavoidable delay.

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Origin of unavoidable

1570–80; un-1 + avoidable

OTHER WORDS FROM unavoidable

un·a·void·a·bil·i·ty, un·a·void·a·ble·ness, nounun·a·void·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unavoidable

unavoidable
/ (ˌʌnəˈvɔɪdəbəl) /

adjective

unable to be avoided; inevitable
law not capable of being declared null and void

Derived forms of unavoidable

unavoidability or unavoidableness, noununavoidably, adverb
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