1. lorinda woener

    lorinda woener Member

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    Thesaurus

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lorinda woener, Jul 3, 2022.

    Does anyone know an"big word" that relays the idea that something is unavoidable or needs to happen."

    Like Desideratum means something that is desired. That is what I am using to title my book. But I'd like to see if I can find something that means "has.to happen"
     
  2. SapereAude

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    Inevitable?

    Predestined?

    Ineluctable?

    Foreordained?

    Inescapable?

    Inexorable?
     
  3. Bruce Johnson

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    Why does it need to be a 'big word'?

    Just using onelookthesaurus.com (which I often use as a placeholder when writing, if I really like the word I choose I may keep it, if not I'll highlight it for more consideration in the edit phase) I found

    Ultimity

    It's a 'big word' (I'd never even heard of it actually). But it's a word that the average person could intuitively guess what it means.
     
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  4. lorinda woener

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    Wow. I have never heard of this word either.
     
  5. Bruce Johnson

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    Well, according to ngram viewer it peaked in 1861 so that makes sense. It's not even a blip when comparing to 'futility' which is not exactly a super common word itself.
     
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    Fate ... Fated

    Providence

    Karma

    Kismet
     
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    Not a 'big word' however, what about plain old Necessity
     

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