Adjective "inexorable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Impossible to stop or prevent.
  1. 'The test will be whether good intentions can be reconciled with the inexorable march of progress.'
  2. 'The first proposition is easier to defend than the second, as it rests on inexorable logic rather than vexed value judgments.'
  3. 'How should one balance past outrages with the inexorable march of progress?'
  4. 'The PC industry has kind of run roughshod over its users, and the excuse has always been tied to the inexorable march of technology.'
  5. 'The inexorable political logic of the ‘fair trade’ program is to split and divide the working class along national lines.'
  6. 'There is nothing so satisfying, however, as a victory on behalf of the common man against the inexorable march of officialdom.'
  7. 'As the Internet world continues its inexorable march towards XML, only those technologies that are built on that platform will continue to move forward.'
  8. 'Many thought geometry's spare base of axioms and its clean, inexorable logic was scientific knowledge at its best.'
  9. 'We can turn a blind eye to theory, but neither God nor his book will protect us from evolution's inexorable march.'
  10. 'The inexorable logic of expanding car ownership and use has gradually run up against the limits of road-building and the huge hidden subsidy to the auto industry which that represents.'
  11. 'the doctors were inexorable, and there was nothing to be done'
  12. 'Before these inexorable judges, for five days, the world of Italian fashion presented its collections.'
  13. 'If we have false views of God, that he is an ‘inexorable judge’ then we simply have no grounds to turn to him for salvation.'


1. unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.

2. not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.

More examples(as adjective)

"thirsts can be inexorable in cases."

"rises can be inexorable."

"increases can be inexorable."

"logics can be inexorable."

"growths can be inexorable."

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Mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin inexorabilis, from in- ‘not’ + exorabilis (from exorare ‘entreat’).