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immovable

or immoveable

[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.
Origin of immovable
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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  • In a deep silence and immovable, the others watched him as if under a spell.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • Her eyes gleamed in the shadow of the cab straight ahead, immovable.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Plato believes that the soul is in perpetual motion, but that it is immovable as regards motion from place to place.

  • But your papa was immovable, and was angry at your mamma and mine upon it.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • "I never meant to convey that impression," said John, with an immovable countenance.

    A Widow's Tale and Other Stories Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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