avoidable

Something avoidable can be averted or dodged. Death is not avoidable.

When you can avoid something, there's a way around it. A fast quarterback can avoid a linebacker blitzing, and daily exercise is a way to avoid gaining weight. Anything that can be avoided is avoidable. Late fees are avoidable if you pay your bills on time. The flu is avoidable if you get a flu shot. An annoying neighbor is avoidable if you get in your apartment before he spots you. Whew!

Definitions of avoidable
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adj capable of being avoided or warded off

Synonyms:
avertable, avertible, evitable
Antonyms:
inevitable
incapable of being avoided or prevented
fatal, fateful
controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
ineluctable, inescapable, unavoidable
impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"
necessary
unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
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