immovable

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, equivalent to im- +‎ movable.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈmuːvəb(ə)l/
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AdjectiveEdit

immovable (comparative more immovable, superlative most immovable)

  1. incapable of being physically moved; fixed
  2. steadfast in purpose or intention; unalterable, unyielding
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 101:
      I pleaded with him not to resign, but he was immovable.
  3. not capable of being affected or moved in feeling; impassive
    • 1690, John Dryden, Epistle Dedicatory to Don Sebastian
      How much happier is he [] who ent'ring on himself remains immovable, and smiles at the madness of the Dance
  4. (law) not liable to be removed; permanent in place or tenure; fixed
    an immovable estate

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NounEdit

immovable (plural immovables)

  1. that which can not be moved; something which is immovable

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