1. Not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain. "The inevitable hour." "It was inevitable; it was necessary; it was planted in the nature of things." (Burke)

2. Irresistible. "Inevitable charms."

Origin: L. Inevitabilis: cf. F. Inevitable. See In- not, and Evitable.

(01 Mar 1998)

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