- The definition of ineluctable is something that will definitely happen.
An example of an ineluctable act is the sun rising every day.
Origin: L ineluctabilis from in-, not plush eluctabilis, that can be resisted by struggling from eluctari, to struggle from ex-, out plush luctari, to struggle from Indo-European base an unverified form leug-, to bend from source lock, Glassical Greek lygos, supple twig
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Origin: Latin inēluctābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + ēluctābilis, penetrable (from ēluctārī, to struggle out of : ex-, ex- + luctārī, to struggle).
- inˌe·lucˌta·bilˈi·ty noun
- inˌe·lucˈta·bly adverb