- incapable of being moved; fixed; stationary.
- incapable of being influenced by feeling; emotionless: an immovable heart; an immovable tyrant.
- incapable of being moved from one's purpose, opinion, etc.; steadfast; unyielding.
- not subject to change; unalterable.
- not moving; motionless.
- not liable to be removed, or permanent in place.
- (of property) real, as distinguished from personal.
- not changing from one date to another in different years: Christmas is an immovable feast.
- something immovable.
- immovables, Law. lands and the appurtenances thereof, as trees and buildings.
Origin of immovable
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3. obdurate, inflexible, unbending, adamant.
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Examples from the Web for immovable
Those are the roots, the immovable ties blind to ethics probes and corruption charges that are difficult to rip from the ground.Charlie Rangel Dances On
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These stories are the immovable objects of Star Wars history, the characters and events to which all other tales must align.Lupita Nyong’o Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast
June 2, 2014
What does happen when the irresistible force meets the immovable object?
The reality, though, is that no force is irresistible and no object is immovable.
How many more monuments, churches, libraries, and immovable works of art lay in the path of war?WWII’s Guardians of the Lost Art: The Artist Warriors Who Protected Italy’s Cultural Artifacts
May 16, 2013
His grasp did not bruise, it did not seem to be tight; but the hand that held it was immovable.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The government of Sir Robert Peel was believed to be of immovable strength.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Her eyes gleamed in the shadow of the cab straight ahead, immovable.The Secret Agent
But your papa was immovable, and was angry at your mamma and mine upon it.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Betty tried to shake the window bars, but they were immovable.The Incomplete Amorist
- unable to move or be moved; fixed; immobile
- unable to be diverted from one's intentions; steadfast
- unaffected by feeling; impassive
- unchanging; unalterable
- (of feasts, holidays, etc) occurring on the same date every year
- (of property) not liable to be removed; fixed
- of or relating to immoveablesCompare movable
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Word Origin and History for immovable
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