inexorable




When a person is inexorable, they’re stubborn. When a thing or process is inexorable, it can’t be stopped.

This is a word for people and things that will not change direction. An inexorable person is hard-headed and cannot be convinced to change their mind, no matter what. You can also say that a process, like the progress of a deadly illness, is inexorable because it can’t be stopped. A speeding train with no brakes is inexorable; it’s not stopping till it crashes. When you see the word inexorable, think “No one’s stopping that.”

Definitions of inexorable
  1. adjective

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    “Russia’s final hour, it seemed, approached with
    inexorable certainty”
    synonyms:
    grim, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting

    implacable

    incapable of being placated
  2. adjective

    impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

    “Cynthia was
    inexorable
    synonyms:
    adamant, adamantine, intransigent

    inflexible

    incapable of change

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