unavoidable

  • 1 unavoidable — I (inevitable) adjective avoidless, certain, coercive, compelling, compulsory, fated, fixed, impending, imperative, inavertible, ineluctable, includible, inescapable, inevasible, inevitabilis, inexorable, involuntary, irresistible, irrevocable,… …

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  • 2 Unavoidable — Un a*void a*ble, a. 1. Not avoidable; incapable of being shunned or prevented; inevitable; necessary; as, unavoidable troubles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Not voidable; incapable of being made null or void. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] {Unavoidable… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 unavoidable — (adj.) mid 15c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + AVOIDABLE (Cf. avoidable). Related: Unavoidably …

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  • 4 unavoidable — *inevitable, ineluctable, inescapable, unescapable Analogous words: certain, positive, *sure …

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  • 5 unavoidable — [adj] bound to happen certain, compulsory, fated, impending, ineluctable, ineludible, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, inexorable, locked up*, necessary, obligatory, open and shut*, set, sure, unescapable; concept 535 Ant. avoidable,… …

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  • 6 unavoidable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be avoided or prevented; inevitable. DERIVATIVES unavoidability noun unavoidably adverb …

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  • 7 unavoidable — [un΄ə void′ə bəl] adj. 1. that cannot be avoided; inevitable 2. that cannot be voided or nullified unavoidableness n. unavoidably adv …

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  • 8 Unavoidable — Infobox Album | Name = Unavoidable 躲不過 Type = Album Artist = Daniel 李吉漢 Background = Orange Released = June, 2007 (Malaysia) Recorded = May/June, 2007 Genre = Pop Length = 42:55 Label = Sony BMG Malaysia Producer = Reviews = Last album = Daniel… …

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  • 9 unavoidable — Not avoidable, incapable of being shunned or prevented, inevitable, and necessary @ unavoidable accident An inevitable accident; one which could not have been prevented by exercise of due care by both parties under circumstances prevailing.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 unavoidable — [[t]ʌ̱nəvɔ͟ɪdəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is unavoidable, it cannot be avoided or prevented. Managers said the job losses were unavoidable... The recession has resulted in an unavoidable increase in spending on unemployment benefit. Ant:… …

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  • 11 unavoidable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ This latest incident makes his dismissal unavoidable. ADVERB …

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  • 12 unavoidable — un|a|void|a|ble [ ,ʌnə vɔıdəbl ] adjective impossible to stop from happening: INEVITABLE: unavoidable risks Some job cuts seem unavoidable. ╾ un|a|void|a|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 unavoidable — adjective Date: 15th century not avoidable ; inevitable < the accident was unavoidable > • unavoidably adverb …

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  • 14 unavoidable — unavoidability, unavoidableness, n. unavoidably, adv. /un euh voy deuh beuhl/, adj. unable to be avoided; inevitable: an unavoidable delay. [1570 80; UN 1 + AVOIDABLE] Syn. inescapable, unpreventable, fated, sure, certain. * * * …

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  • 15 unavoidable — un|a|void|a|ble [ˌʌnəˈvɔıdəbəl] adj impossible to prevent ▪ There are now fears that war is unavoidable. >unavoidably adv ▪ Molly was unavoidably delayed …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 unavoidable — adjective impossible to prevent: There are now fears that war is unavoidable unavoidably adverb: Molly was unavoidably delayed …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 unavoidable — adjective it was an unavoidable mishap Syn: inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, assured, certain, predestined, predetermined, fated, ineluctable; necessary, compulsory, required, obligatory, mandatory …

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  • 18 unavoidable — UK [ˌʌnəˈvɔɪdəb(ə)l] / US adjective impossible to stop from happening Some job losses seem unavoidable. Derived word: unavoidably adverb …

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  • 19 unavoidable — un•a•void•a•ble [[t]ˌʌn əˈvɔɪ də bəl[/t]] adj. cvb unable to be avoided; inescapable: an unavoidable delay[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 un a•void a•bil′i•ty, un a•void′a•ble•ness, n. un a•void′a•bly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 unavoidable — adjective impossible to avoid; bound to happen. Syn: inescapable, inevitable Ant: avoidable …

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