Definition of avoidable in English:

avoidable

adjective

  • Able to be avoided or prevented.

    ‘the accident was entirely avoidable’
    ‘avoidable costs’
    • ‘If most Israelis consider a confrontation unnecessary or avoidable, they will simply refuse to fight.’
    • ‘I hope not, because it is needless, avoidable and a national disgrace that this can happen every year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Firefighters are now warning people to keep combustible materials away from buildings to prevent avoidable damage.’
    preventable, stoppable, avertable
    escapable
    needless, unnecessary
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Pronunciation:

avoidable

/əˈvoidəb(ə)l/