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Unavoidable and inevitable are the same word born from different languages, amirite?

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English has lots of words like this. Like "building" and "edifice". Or "cow" and "beef".

unavoidable means impossible to avoid or prevent, whereas (certain to happen) means impossible to avoid.

In French, the word évitable means avoidable, so seems entirely plausible to me. Thanks for the information!

Other examples are fast and rapid; friendly and amicable; cold and frigid; tasty and delicious.

There are also bigger groupings, like: huge, gigantic, enormous, massive, gargantuan, and colossal.

Not necessarily, something that's inevitable can be avoided by some.

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@Shiny244 Please elaborate.

Well, let's say a car crash is inevitable, so it will definitely happen, but a person can avoid being in the crash, so the crash will still happen because it always would.

@Milkzey Well, let's say a car crash is inevitable, so it will definitely happen, but a person can avoid being in the crash...

Ok, now check this out: "Well, let's say a car crash is unavoidable, so it will definitely happen, but a person can avoid being in the crash, so the crash will still happen because it always would."

You see what I'm saying?

@404ChompyNotFound Yes, unavoidable can mean inevitable, but inevitable doesn't necessarily mean unavoidable.

I just googled it, and it actually necessarily does. Its Latin root is the exact same as that of unavoidable: evitare, "to avoid".

Check ur etymology m8

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