To save this word, you'll need to log in. Some, in fact, would classify this word not only as an adjective, but as a special kind: the absolute adjective. Absolute adjectives permit little or no variation, and cannot in the view of some be used in the comparative or superlative form. For instance, a person may be dead or not, but cannot be the deadest among other dead people. This neat classification seems logical enough, yet it does not apply in all situations. After all, we often speak of things as dead in a non-biological sense; can a ball that is dead not fully inflated be deader than another ball? Of course it can. Similar attempts to impose the "absolute" label have been made in the case of inevitable.
The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened. Its arrival, experts say, is not just inevitable but imminent. Panic—and the inevitable panicking about the panic—is counterproductive. Their inevitable divorce was messy, bitter, and packed with bizarre occurrences. He saw, we believe, the inevitable collision and the inevitable issue.
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