- unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: an inevitable conclusion.
- sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable: The inevitable end of human life is death.
- that which is unavoidable.
- sure to happen; certain
- the inevitable something that is unavoidable
mid-15c., from Latin inevitabilis “unavoidable,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + evitabilis “avoidable,” from evitare “to avoid,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + vitare “shun,” originally “go out of the way.”