Share this entry
immobilism Syllabification: im·mo·bil·ism
Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmōbəˌlizəm/

Definition of immobilism in English:


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  • The stability of the past, at times bordering on immobilism and stagnation, has been replaced by mobility and change, by economic revival and political uncertainty.
Definition of immobilism in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources