Definition of inalterable in English:

inalterable

Line breaks: in|alter|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɔːlt(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
, -ˈɒl-/

adjective

Unable to be changed.
More example sentences
  • He explained: ‘We are facing a radical ideology with inalterable objectives: to enslave whole nations and intimidate the world.’
  • Surely an anniversary is not a matter of discretion, but determined by the stipulated period of time elapsing in its usual and inalterable course?
  • Letters, numerals, dots, squiggles and lines have inalterable meaning in the eye of the reader; each new combination and arrangement of these parts carries new visual and linguistic meaning.

Derivatives

inalterability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • The belief in the inalterability and permanence of the symptoms underlies the hopelessness that is one of the most painful symptoms the authors describe: ‘It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul’.

inalterably

adverb
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  • And for those of us (a dwindling band) who as journalists covered the two conclaves that year, the memories are etched inalterably in our minds.
  • But this isn't just a matter of a carefree spirit oppressed by the inalterably closed minds of a tight-knit, traditional community.
  • Antoine tries to catch up with his wife at the station but is too late, leading to another bar detour and an encounter with a morose young man who inalterably changes the lives of the unhappily married couple.

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