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Ineluctable

[in-ə-LEK-tə-bəl]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

Unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.

Examples of Ineluctable in a sentence

"We need to acknowledge that change is ineluctable."

"The logs were caught in the ineluctable flow of the river."

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About Ineluctable

This adjective originated from the Latin word “ineluctabilis,” which comes from a combination of the words “in” (not) and “eluctari” (struggle out).

Did you Know?

Ancient Greek mythology believed that destiny was ineluctable, and the outcomes were left up to three women — the Fates. Each woman was responsible for a different aspect of a person’s lifetime: one spun the thread of life, another measured it to determine the length of that human's life, and the last cut the thread at the end of life.

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