from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless: an inexorable opponent; a feeling of inexorable doom. See Synonyms at inflexible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unable to be persuaded; relentless; unrelenting
- adj. Impossible to stop or prevent; inevitable
- adj. Adamant; severe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless; -- of people and impersonal forces
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; unyielding; unrelenting: as, an inexorable creditor; inexorable law.
- Synonyms Inexorable, Unrelenting, Relentless, Implacable; immovable. Inexorable, literally not to be moved or changed by prayer or petition, expresses an immovable firmness in refusing to do what one is entreated to do, whether that be good or bad; it is also used figuratively: as, inexorable death, time, fate. The other three words apply to feeling, which is generally bad, but unrelenting and relentless may by figure apply also to action: as, an unrelenting pursuit; a relentless massacre. Implacable applies wholly to feeling, meaning unappeasable, and in this use is the strongest of the three; it goes with such strong words as animosity and resentment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
- adj. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
Latin inexōrābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + exōrābilis, pliant (from exōrāre, to prevail upon : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + ōrāre, to argue).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inexorabilis, from in- ("not") + exorabilis ("that may be moved or persuaded by entreaty"), from exorare ("to move by entreaty, to gain by entreaty"), from ex ("out") + orare ("to pray"). (Wiktionary)