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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English unavoidable, equivalent to un- +‎ avoidable.

AdjectiveEdit

unavoidable (comparative more unavoidable, superlative most unavoidable)

  1. Impossible to avoid; bound to happen.
    an unavoidable urge
  2. (law) Not voidable; incapable of being made null or void.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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NounEdit

unavoidable (plural unavoidables)

  1. Something that cannot be avoided.
    • 1825, The London magazine (volume 12, page 490)
      Forty years before, I had thought this odour one of the necessities of life — one of the unavoidables at least []