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immovable

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈmuːvəb(ə)l
 
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(also immoveable)

Definition of immovable in English:

adjective

1Not able to be moved: all immovable objects have graffiti sprayed on them
More example sentences
  • Perhaps emboldened by the animal's immovable stance the cameraman decided to move a little closer.
  • Obdurate and immovable, they stood, no less than the stock from which they had come.
  • It was the irresistible force against the immovable object, and the object moved.
Synonyms
fixed, secure, stable, rooted, riveted, moored, anchored, braced, set firm, set fast, fast, firm;
stuck, jammed, stiff, unbudgeable
1.1 Law (Of property) consisting of land, buildings, or other permanent items.
Example sentences
  • Other familiar exemptions included under Article 13B (other exemptions) include insurance, the letting of immovable property, and the supply of land and buildings.
  • In order, therefore, to decide whether the plaintiff can succeed in following the property into the hands of the defendants I should have to consider the law relating to immovable property in India.
  • The study shows that investment in immovable property, the purchase of a flat or a house and saving deposits are the three ways Bulgarians most prefer to save money.
2(Of a person) not yielding to argument or pressure.
Example sentences
  • So it is disturbing that he is so intransigent in accepting the reality of rationing: are there other arguments over which he is similarly immovable?
  • They were immovable, intimidating, overwhelming.
  • She tried to persuade him not to undertake the work because of its subject matter, but of course he was immovable.
Synonyms
2.1(Especially of a principle) fixed or unchangeable: an immovable article of faith
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately, over the years, Philadelphia's building trades unions have been unfairly criticized as being immovable in our principles at a cost to the city's future growth and prosperity.
  • But he also understood that the US had immovable faith in their strength, will power, and tenacity once mobilised.
  • Her love for me is as strong and immovable as her faith in God, and that knowledge alone has gotten me through several times in my life when I wondered if I were worth the effort.

noun

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Immovable property.
Example sentences
  • If George wishes to deny the right of inheritance, ‘he must do so with regard to movable as well as in the case of immovable goods, or at least he must demonstrate why immovables, and not movables, should be inheritable.’
  • Within this concept is the notion that an occupant may only use the immovables that have already been developed, and only to the extent that they were used previously.
  • February 28 is the deadline for it to pay up for temporary importation after which date the company faces debt execution actions with regard to its products, assets, accounts, bank guarantees, movables and immovables.

Derivatives

immovability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • For Nietzsche the immovability of architectural form is a metaphor of the rigid logic of metaphysics, in which will to power has become congealed and petrified.
  • Like the cathedral and the mountain, this form had survived the Deluge by its unfaltering immovability.
  • That is, assuming a moral position does not invite immovability or demand a fixed agenda on the part of the therapist.

immovably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Incidentally, it speaks of how immovably in residence the current prime minister is that he's been given his own eponymous adjective.
  • Or maybe something else is making so many Westerners immovably sceptical.
  • Artists are assigned to the moment when they first attracted public attention and immovably associated with the work that established their reputations - no allowance for development or variation over time.

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