avoidable avoidable  /ə ˈvɔ ɪ də bəl/


  • (adj) capable of being avoided or warded off



  1. Almost as disturbing as the lives lost was the question of whether the crash was avoidable.
  2. We know that we have given Iraqis a chance to decide their own destiny through politics rather than murder and that civil war is still avoidable.
  3. That's because the out-of-pocket costs for diseases that may be avoidable through diet and exercise can be staggering.


  1. The Best Of The Best Brand Work: See All The Grand Prix Winners From Cannes 2013

    "Dumb Ways To Die" kills; social storytelling strikes a nerve. An animated film about avoidable death, an emotional experiment in women’s self-image, and a well-crafted social film loomed large at the 60th Cannes Lions, winning nine of the available 17 Grand Prix awards across a blooming number of categories. Metro Trains’s "Dumb Ways To Die," a cheerful animated music video that delivers a ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. The Unromantic Slaughter of the Civil War

    Was the Civil War avoidable -- or was it the culminating violence of a quieter war that had already been going on for centuries?        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

  3. IMS Health Study Identifies $200+ Billion Annual Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly

    Avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year in the U.S. healthcare system as a result of medicines not being used responsibly by patients and healthcare professionals, according to a new study released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: FOXNews

  2. "By preventing avoidable foreclosures we will safeguard neighborhoods andcommunities and fulfill our responsibility of protecting the broader USeconomy," Paulson said in a speech in New York. "However, let me be clear:There is no single or...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "Listing the polar bear as threatened can reduce avoidable losses of polar bears," said Kempthorne. "But it should not open the door to use the ESA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, power plants, and other sources. That...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Dirk Kempthorne Source: CNSNews.com

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