- that cannot be avoided; inevitable
- Law that cannot be voided or nullified
If a car swerves into your lane with no warning and hits you head-on before you have any time to react, this is an example of when the car crash was unavoidable for you.
- un′a·void′a·bil′i·ty un′a·void′a·ble·ness
(comparative more unavoidable, superlative most unavoidable)
- See usage notes at inevitable.
- Something that cannot be avoided.
From un- +"Ž avoid +"Ž -able.
- Reelable thread, and in joining the ends, there is unavoidable waste.
- He takes the frost that winter inflicts and the fever that summer brings as unavoidable visitors.
- The time had come for deliberate reconstruction, for inquiring whether the existence of many admitted evils was, as it was said to be, unavoidable; for proving that the needs of society may be classified and provided for by contrivances which shall not clash --?
- From the first, however, it was clear that Friederike Brion could never become the wife of the Frankfort patrician's son; an unhappy ending to the romance was unavoidable, and, as is to be seen in passionate outpourings like the Wanderers Sturmlied, and in the bitter self-accusations of Clavigo, it left deep wounds on the poet's sensitive soul.
- This unavoidable gaseous bye-product of the manufacture of salt-cake was, during the first part of the 19th century, simply sent into the air.