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Able to be avoided or prevented:‘the accident was entirely avoidable’‘avoidable costs’
preventable, stoppable, avertableescapableneedless, unnecessaryView synonyms
- ‘The Post Office will be made responsible for maintaining the rural network and preventing any avoidable closures.’
- ‘This is driving a panic not to give anyone any reason to be able to point a finger of blame that the government didn't prevent an avoidable atrocity.’
- ‘I hope not, because it is needless, avoidable and a national disgrace that this can happen every year.’
- ‘If most Israelis consider a confrontation unnecessary or avoidable, they will simply refuse to fight.’
- ‘Firefighters are now warning people to keep combustible materials away from buildings to prevent avoidable damage.’
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