inevitable definition, meaning - what is inevitable in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “inevitable”

See all translations

inevitable

adjective uk   /ɪˈnev.ɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /-t̬ə-/
C1 certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented: The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.the inevitable something that is certain to happen and cannot be prevented: Eventually the inevitable happened and he had a heart attack.
More examples
inevitability
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌnev.ɪ.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
the inevitability of change
(Definition of inevitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of inevitable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “inevitable” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

aid

help or support

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More