A Word A Day : Ineluctable




Monday, 17th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...

Ineluctable



( Adjective )


Pronunciation : in'i-luk'ta-bel

1. Not to be avoided or escaped

2. Impossible to avoid or evade

3. Inescapable conclusion

4. The inevitable result


Etymology:


Latin ineluctabilis : in-, not; see in–1 + eluctabilis, penetrable (from eluctari, to struggle out of : ex-, ex- + luctari, to struggle)


Synonyms:


1. Inescapable

2. Unavoidable

3. Certain

4. Inevitable


Antonyms:


1. Escapable

2. Avoidable

3. Uncertain


Contextual Examples:


• Those war plans rested on a belief in the
ineluctable superiority of the offense over the defense.


Related Words:


1.
Ineluctably : Adverb

2.
Ineluctability : Noun

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