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immutable

Syllabification: im·mu·ta·ble
Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmyo͞odəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of immutable in English:

adjective

Unchanging over time or unable to be changed: an immutable fact
More example sentences
  • To do so is to buy into the antiquated notion that a creature's nature is immutable or unchanging.
  • Yet, for the Greeks it meant something that does not change: an immutable, static, and perfect harmony.
  • The media are the media and the immutable fact is that they will only publish sensationalistic material.
Synonyms
fixed, set, rigid, inflexible, permanent, established, carved in stone;

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin immutabilis, from in- 'not' + mutabilis (see mutable).

Derivatives

immutability

1
Pronunciation: /iˌmyo͞otəˈbilitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • They often invoke the concept of divine immutability to oppose any change.
  • Lessing here is laying her own claim to immortality through the immutability of her creations.
  • At the same time, symbolic associations with the moon-goddesses, Diana, Phoebe and Cynthia, signified both England's sea-power and the Queen's immutability and continuing potency, despite her advancing age.

immutably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • But in a village - no matter what village - they were all immutably themselves; parson, organist, sweep, Duke's son and doctor's daughter, moving like chessmen upon their allotted squares.
  • Until that evening I had never thought that the dynamic activity which occurred through bathroom graffiti managed to, if not overcome, at least injure the immutably dead forces to which they attacked: hegemony.
  • Nonetheless, ‘that cast of violence’ has immutably changed the poet's perception of nature, and nature itself has been altered beyond recognition.

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