inexorable inexorable  /ˌɪ ˈnɛk sə rə bəl/


  1. (adj) not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
  2. (adj) impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason


  1. Our willpower is often outdone by our desire to eat and therefore our slide to obesity is inexorable.
  2. Globalization hastens the inexorable march of interdependence on our planet.
  3. If we do not heed the signs of global warming, then rest assured that the inexorable countdown of the planet has begun.


  1. Q&A: Andrew Vasey, MacArthur consultant

    Vasey, who boasts over three decades of airport and airline experience, sees an inexorable link between local aerodromes and regional economies.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Long Island Business News

  2. Staying safe over summer: Heat-related illnesses can result in serious health problems, death

    With summer just around the corner, more people throughout North Texas are heading outdoors to enjoy seasonal activities at the same time temperatures begin their inexorable climb toward the triple digits.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Rowlett Lakeshore Times

  3. Breaking News

    For months, a seemingly never-ending stream of vehicles has cruised down Ashland’s Water Street, watching the gradual but inexorable progress of the demolition of the Soo Line Ore dock.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Ashland Daily Press


  1. "This is yet another of the inexorable signs that there is no going back to a world where we can assume that marriage is the main institution that organizes people's lives," said Prof. Stephanie Coontz, director of public education for the...
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Stephanie Coontz Source: New York Times

  2. "That would take into account what we've all done, what's working, where could we still do more and how do we ensure that - here in Ontario - we don't become captive to an apparently inexorable trend in the US in terms of the development of crime in...
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: Dalton McGuinty Source: Edmonton Sun

  3. Rogge noted that women represented 42 percent of the athletes who competed in last year's Beijing Olympics, marking the "inexorable march towards parity."
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Jacques Rogge Source: USA Today

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infatuated infatuated
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