Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'

Avoidable   /əvˈɔɪdəbəl/   Listen

Capable of being avoided or warded off.  Synonyms: avertable, avertible, evitable.

WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University

Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Matching a pattern  

Words linked to  

only single words

Share |

"Avoidable" Quotes from Famous Books

... reached the great gate of Bartram-Haugh it was dark. Old Crowl, who kept the gate, I heard enjoining the postilion to make no avoidable noise at the hall-door, for the odd but startling reason that he believed my uncle 'would be dead by ...
— Uncle Silas - A Tale of Bartram-Haugh • J.S. Le Fanu

... matter of only a few minutes: and, while he was still speaking, the night darkness had drawn around them. It hindered them not from proceeding onwards, however, the Mexican once more leading off, after enforcing upon the others to keep close to him, and make no noise avoidable. ...
— The Free Lances - A Romance of the Mexican Valley • Mayne Reid

... benevolent, if at times somewhat eccentric humanitarianism, possibly also the advance of democracy—though it is at times somewhat too readily assumed that democracies must of necessity be peaceful—have all contributed to create a public opinion which holds that to engage in an avoidable war is the worst of political crimes. This feeling has found expression in the more ready recourse which, as compared to former times, is now made to arbitration in order to settle international disputes. Nevertheless, so long as human nature remains ...
— Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913 • Evelyn Baring

Words linked to "Avoidable" :   avertible, inevitable, avertable, avoid

Copyright © 2023