Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
Unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.
Examples of Ineluctable in a sentence
"We need to acknowledge that change is ineluctable."
"The logs were caught in the ineluctable flow of the river."
Popularity Over Time
This adjective originated from the Latin word “ineluctabilis,” which comes from a combination of the words “in” (not) and “eluctari” (struggle out).
Did you Know?
Ancient Greek mythology believed that destiny was ineluctable, and the outcomes were left up to three women — the Fates. Each woman was responsible for a different aspect of a person’s lifetime: one spun the thread of life, another measured it to determine the length of that human's life, and the last cut the thread at the end of life.