ineluctable
adjective Etymology: Latin ineluctabilis, from in- + eluctari to struggle clear of, from ex- + luctari to struggle, wrestle; akin to Latin luxus dislocated — more at lock Date: circa 1623 not to be avoided, changed, or resisted ; inevitable <
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ineluctability nounineluctably adverb

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  • inéluctable — [ inelyktabl ] adj. • v. 1790; h. 1509; lat. ineluctabilis, de eluctari « échapper en luttant » ♦ Contre quoi il est impossible de lutter; qu on ne peut éluder, empêcher, éviter. ⇒ fatal, immanquable, inévitable. Destin, fatalité, sort… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ineluctable — In e*luc ta*ble, a. [L. ineluctabilis; pref. in not + eluctabilis to be surmounted, fr. eluctari to struggle out of, to surmount: cf. F. in[ e]luctable. See {Eluctate}.] Not to be overcome by struggling; irresistible; inescapable; inevitable. Bp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ineluctable — adjetivo 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Que no se puede evitar: El destino es ineluctable, no se puede luchar contra él. Sinónimo: inevitable, ineludible, insoslayable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • ineluctable — [in΄i luk′tə bəl] adj. [L ineluctabilis < in , not + eluctabilis, that can be resisted by struggling < eluctari, to struggle < ex , out + luctari, to struggle < IE base * leug , to bend > LOCK1, Gr lygos, supple twig] not to be… …   English World dictionary

  • ineluctable — index inevitable, irrevocable, necessary (inescapable), requisite, unavoidable (inevitable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • ineluctable — (adj.) not to be escaped by struggling, 1620s, from L. ineluctabilis unavoidable, inevitable, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + eluctari to struggle out of, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + luctari …   Etymology dictionary

  • ineluctable — *inevitable, inescapable, unescapable, unavoidable Analogous words: *certain, inevitable, necessary Contrasted words: escapable, avoidable, evadable or evasible, elud ible (see corresponding verbs at ESCAPE): *doubtful, dubious, questionable:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ineluctable — (Del lat. ineluctabĭlis). adj. Dicho de una cosa: Contra la cual no puede lucharse …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • ineluctable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable. DERIVATIVES ineluctability noun ineluctably adverb. ORIGIN Latin ineluctabilis, from in not + eluctari struggle out …   English terms dictionary

  • ineluctable — (Del lat. ineluctabilis.) ► adjetivo culto Que no puede ser eludido o evitado: ■ aborrece su ineluctable presencia. SINÓNIMO ineludible * * * ineluctable (cult.) adj. *Ineludible o *inevitable. ⇒ Eluctable. * * * ineluctable. (Del lat.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ineluctable — {{#}}{{LM I21689}}{{〓}} {{SynI22240}} {{[}}ineluctable{{]}} ‹i·ne·luc·ta·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Que no se puede evitar: • La muerte es el final ineluctable de todo ser vivo.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} Del latín ineluctabilis. {{#}}{{LM… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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