Definition of inevitably in English:

inevitably

adverb

  • 1often as sentence adverb As is certain to happen; unavoidably.

    ‘inevitably some details are already out of date’
    ‘war inevitably has casualties’
    • ‘Rising fuel costs will inevitably lead to higher prices for other items.’
    • ‘Never leave a motor mower standing for months on a damp surface on in a damp place as this will inevitably make it difficult to start in Spring.’
    • ‘The additional fishing creates flooded market, and prices inevitably drop.’
    • ‘He said contractors obtain insurance independently and on an ad-hoc basis, and this will inevitably result in very high premiums.’
    • ‘All too often, wars are self-perpetuating: conflicts generate more conflict and inevitably bring death, impoverishment and destruction in their wake.’
    • ‘Inevitably there will be drivers among the congregation.’
    • ‘Persistant inequalities between men and women will inevitably hinder the development process.’
    • ‘Without them, critics say, power is inevitably headed towards private ownership.’
    • ‘Re-runs are likely in many districts, inevitably producing delays.’
    • ‘All this inevitably makes itself felt in its own due time.’
    • ‘Inevitably many of the works of art and furniture originally in the house had been dispersed over the intervening two hundred years.’
    • ‘There was a risk that the longer such processes continued, the more severe would be their impact on the economy when they inevitably turned.’
    • ‘Inevitably, stroke will affect all of us either directly or indirectly at some time or another.’
    • ‘What that means, is if nothing is done now, the city will gradually but inevitably come to a halt.’
    • ‘There are times in life when, in our confusion, terror and lonliness, we make mistakes… and these mistakes inevitably hurt people.’
    • ‘Inevitably, your inner reflection will lead you to draw conclusions that will help you change the course of your entire life.’
    • ‘In such isolated instances of settlements, news from the outside world was inevitably at a premium.’
    • ‘The emerging conditions would inevitably generate the possibility of a new mass movement.’
    • ‘Making that trade-off inevitably involves placing, implicitly or explicitly, a relative value on each outcome.’
    • ‘Any attempt to sanction the use of cannabis without providing a legal mode of supply would inevitably be a lucrative gift to organised crime.’
    naturally, automatically, as a matter of course, necessarily, of necessity, by force of circumstance, inescapably, unavoidably, ineluctably, certainly, surely, definitely, incontrovertibly, undoubtedly
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    1. 1.1informal As one would expect; predictably.
      ‘inevitably, the phone started to ring just as we sat down’
      • ‘When Kim and I fought, I would inevitably retreat into the safety of my irony cage.’
      • ‘So when they advertise, they inevitably show some nice old pine forest and talk about how much they care about the environment.’
      • ‘Inevitably some of the Puffs get lost on route from hand to mouth.’
      • ‘The boots take him on a series of adventures in which he's inevitably captured and the boots are almost stolen.’
      • ‘That, inevitably, caused further disruption.’
      • ‘I've come to realise that no matter how long and diligently you slave over the pasta or other dish, guests will inevitably comment most and appreciate loudest the dessert.’
      • ‘This inevitably turns into a huge mess that has to be cleaned up by the council.’

Pronunciation

inevitably

/ɪˈnɛvɪtəbli//ɪnˈɛvɪtəbli/