Definition of immobilism in English:

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Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmōbəˌlizəm/


Deep-seated resistance to political change.
Example sentences
  • The result is that caution and political immobilism have now become instinctive.
  • The multi-tiered pattern which has emerged is largely law and court-driven, marked by policy immobilism at the centre and by negative market integration, which imposes significant constraints on national social policies.
  • The stability of the past, at times bordering on immobilism and stagnation, has been replaced by mobility and change, by economic revival and political uncertainty.

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Syllabification: im·mo·bil·ism

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