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inevitable

adjective [not gradable]  /ɪˈnev·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/ us  
certain to happen: Accidents are the inevitable result of carelessness.
inevitability
noun [U] /ɪˌnev·ɪ·t̬əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the inevitability of change
inevitably
adverb [not gradable]  /ɪˈnev·ɪ·t̬ə·bli/ us  
He inevitably orders iced tea with his lunch.
Translations of “inevitable”
in Korean 피할 수 없는…
in Arabic حَتْمي…
in French inévitable…
in Turkish kaçınılmaz, çaresiz, olması muhakkak…
in Italian inevitabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不可避免的, 必然發生的…
in Russian неизбежный…
in Polish nieuchronny, nieunikniony…
in Spanish inevitable…
in Portuguese inevitável…
in German unvermeidlich…
in Catalan inevitable…
in Japanese 避けられない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不可避免的, 必然发生的…
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