from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable: "Those war plans rested on a belief in the ineluctable superiority of the offense over the defense” ( Jack Beatty).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Impossible to avoid or escape; inescapable, irresistible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not to be overcome by struggling; irresistible; inescapable; inevitable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not to be overcome or escaped from.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to avoid or evade:
ROME—Italy's business elite Friday demanded rapid and bold action by the government to avoid what they called an "ineluctable slide into economic and social decline."
The unhavable experience, which cannot be had; the absolute ineluctable which is ineluctable: how can I talk about it?
We could be misled if we considered the rise of the nones simply a symptom of ineluctable secularization.
Anyone still doubting the ineluctable stupidity of firebaggers can read the comment @19.
Taken as an ineluctable entirety, these units of self-measure are intense, unnerving, and productively bewildering.
The Chief Judge dissented, noting, "this court's unprecedented decision leads to the ineluctable result of union decertification in order to invoke rights to which players are clearly entitled under the antitrust laws."
Some argue that there should be one and only one priority -- investing in research to discover a cure for Alzheimer's or at least to invent medications to stop the ineluctable decline the disease brings with it.
An exploration of love, need, and the ineluctable force of the past, Nocturnes reveals these individuals to us with extraordinary precision and subtlety, and with the arresting psychological and emotional detail that has marked all of Kazuo Ishiguros acclaimed works of fiction.
He insists on the ineluctable historical presence of morality in our lives, which leads him to his basic insight: that those who did evil believed that they were doing good.
It's as if she's reading Balanchine's foreknowledge of his loss in the ineluctable flow of his choreography.