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immovable

[ih-moo-vuh-buh l] /ɪˈmu və bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being moved; fixed; stationary.
2.
incapable of being influenced by feeling; emotionless:
an immovable heart; an immovable tyrant.
3.
incapable of being moved from one's purpose, opinion, etc.; steadfast; unyielding.
4.
not subject to change; unalterable.
5.
not moving; motionless.
6.
Law.
  1. not liable to be removed, or permanent in place.
  2. (of property) real, as distinguished from personal.
7.
not changing from one date to another in different years:
Christmas is an immovable feast.
noun
8.
something immovable.
9.
immovables, Law. lands and the appurtenances thereof, as trees and buildings.
Also, immoveable.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English immevable, immovable; see im-2, movable
Related forms
immovability, immovableness, noun
immovably, adverb
Synonyms
3. obdurate, inflexible, unbending, adamant.
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Examples for immovable
  • They are allowed to come and go, even to work and trade, as long as they own no immovable property.
  • At the first encounter both lances were shivered, but both riders kept their seats, immovable.
  • Her eyes glittered as in fever and looked about with a harsh immovable stare.
  • When your grid isn't locked down by immovable theme answers, you can do a lot of crazy, inventive stuff.
  • The conductor is immovable on this point, and he cites his past operatic activity as the basis for his understanding.
  • The dealer then sells the manufactured home with the land to a customer as immovable property.
  • Fans are to be considered temporary immovable obstructions.
  • All cable devices must be affixed to an immovable object solidly attached to the ground.
  • Before abandonment the steering wheel was made immovable by lashing it securely.
  • Understandably, it might be viewed as a solid, immovable mountain.
British Dictionary definitions for immovable

immovable

/ɪˈmuːvəbəl/
adjective
1.
unable to move or be moved; fixed; immobile
2.
unable to be diverted from one's intentions; steadfast
3.
unaffected by feeling; impassive
4.
unchanging; unalterable
5.
(of feasts, holidays, etc) occurring on the same date every year
6.
(law)
  1. (of property) not liable to be removed; fixed
  2. of or relating to immoveables Compare movable
Derived Forms
immovability, immoveability, immovableness, immoveableness, noun
immovably, immoveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immovable
adj.

late 14c., literal and figurative, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + movable. Related: Immovably.

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