evitable

If it's possible to avoid something, you can describe it as evitable. Unless you live in Antarctica or some deserts, rain is definitely not evitable.

The antonym of this word, inevitable, is far more common, and etymologists are fairly certain it came first. Today, it's rare to hear something described as evitable, but feel free to use it for anything that can be dodged or averted. Meeting your exact look-alike is probably evitable, unless you're an identical twin. Some people would say the only things that aren't evitable are death and taxes.

Definitions of evitable
  1. adjective
    capable of being avoided or warded off
    synonyms: avertable, avertible, avoidable
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    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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