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ineluctable

Huh? Are you scratching your head at this word? The ineluctable conclusion is that you haven't the faintest idea what it means. Ineluctable means impossible to avoid.

A five syllable beauty like ineluctable is obviously not the kind of word you throw around in daily speech. It's far more often used as a written word, as in the common phrase "ineluctable conclusion." Used interchangeably with the more common unavoidable, though ineluctable implies an unsuccessful attempt to battle against whatever is ineluctable: after all, it comes from the Latin word "to struggle."

Definitions of ineluctable
  1. adjective
    impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"
    “an ineluctable destiny”
    synonyms: inescapable, unavoidable
    inevitable
    incapable of being avoided or prevented
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