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inevitably

in·ev·i·ta·bly

inevitably

 
 
pronunciation:
In e vih t bli
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: unavoidably, regardless of any circumstances or attempts at prevention.
The disease is fatal; inevitably, he will die of it.If we continue to use water at our current rate, our supply will inevitably run out.
definition 2: not surprisingly; predictably.
Inevitably, he shows up as soon as I've given up waiting!
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The word inevitably contains the following part:
-ably, -ibly Latin adverb-forming suffix that means in the manner or way indicated by the adjective
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Adjectives with the suffix -able or -ible are turned into adverbs by dropping the final e and adding -ly1.