From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpredictablepre‧dict‧a‧ble /prɪˈdɪktəbəl/ ●●○ AWL adjective PREDICTif something or someone is predictable, you know what will happen or what they will do – sometimes used to show disapproval The snow had a predictable effect on traffic. an entertaining but predictable film Logan’s reaction was predictable. —predictably adverb [sentence adverb] Predictably, no one was home when I called. —predictability /prɪˌdɪktəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpuspredictable• Horror movies can be so predictable.• The drug is usually effective but unfortunately the side effects are not always predictable.• But in actuality, disambiguation is not unprincipled and random; rather, it is usually quite predictable.• I looked at her, I go, am I that predictable?• The Panthers' offense is fairly predictable, and the 49ers spent the offseason studying their defense.• There are few predictable elements to this conflict -- the only certainty is that the situation will worsen before it gets better.• My dad's so predictable - every evening he comes home, has two beers, and falls asleep in front of the TV.• The notes are sadly predictable, however, in their dogmatism.• The movie was completely predictable - I couldn't wait for it to end.• Norden said the predictable schedule at the Wal-Mart center should be attractive to over-the-road drivers.• In the current economic climate it is fairly predictable that unemployment will continue to rise.• Atkinson wanted the commands to be geographically predictable, the same place in every application.• This was predictable, though, looking back at historical evidence relating to a Friday Christmas.• The end twist clicks into place in a satisfying, if slightly predictable, way.