unavoidable [uhn-uh-voi-duh-buhl] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unavoidable on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. unable to be avoided; inevitable: an unavoidable delay.

Origin of unavoidable 1570–80; un-1 + avoidable Related formsun·a·void·a·bil·i·ty, un·a·void·a·ble·ness, nounun·a·void·a·bly, adverbSynonyms for unavoidable See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com inescapable, unpreventable, fated, sure, certain. Related Words for unavoidable obligatory, necessary, inescapable, inevitable, certain, compulsory, fated, impending, ineluctable, inexorable, set, sure, ineludible Examples from the Web for unavoidable Contemporary Examples of unavoidable

  • Such an outcome, because it is unavoidable, must be anticipated.

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  • The manufacturing and sexualization of young starlets is a particularly obvious example of this unavoidable reality.

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  • Poignant because there could be no more powerful illustration of the unavoidable fact that anti-Semitism threatens us all.

    Frazier Glenn Miller Would Kill Every Jew Like Me

    Hampton Stevens

    April 14, 2014

  • Unknowability might be an unavoidable consequence of self-aware, self-improving software.

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    February 1, 2014

  • For those of us living in large urban centers, irrational nostalgia is unavoidable.

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    Michael Moynihan

    January 6, 2014

  • Historical Examples of unavoidable

  • The sky was still overcast, and the wet bushes were unavoidable.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

    Thomas Mitchell

  • What might be unavoidable to one less instructed, would be sin in her!

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • By trifling but unavoidable accidents, it was delayed a few hours.

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    Maria Edgeworth

  • So he lay for a long time, thinking now of his unavoidable end and now of Pashenka.

    Father Sergius

    Leo Tolstoy

  • When Mary made no answer, he added, “Your delays have all been unavoidable, my child!”

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • British Dictionary definitions for unavoidable unavoidable adjective

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

    Derived Formsunavoidability or unavoidableness, noununavoidably, adverb Word Origin and History for unavoidable adj.

    mid-15c., from un- (1) “not” + avoidable. Related: Unavoidably.

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