or im·move·a·ble




something immovable.
immovables, Law. lands and the appurtenances thereof, as trees and buildings.

Origin of immovable

1325–75; Middle English immevable, immovable; see im-2, movable
Related formsim·mov·a·bil·i·ty, im·mov·a·ble·ness, nounim·mov·a·bly, adverb

Synonyms for immovable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for immovability

Historical Examples of immovability

  • And he could see that the Admiral had not this immovability.

    The Admiral

    Douglas Sladen

  • Use his own language, and there is either no penetration, or there is no immovability.

  • The greater this height, the greater will be the immovability of the mass.

  • I saw with fear its immovability to the struggles of our handful of people.

    Under the Prophet in Utah

    Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins

  • There was something touching in the immovability with which he accepted the situation.

    Saddle and Mocassin

    Francis Francis Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for immovability




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
  1. (of property) not liable to be removed; fixed
  2. of or relating to immoveablesCompare movable
Derived Formsimmovability, immoveability, immovableness or immoveableness, nounimmovably or immoveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immovability

late 14c.; see immovable + -ity.



late 14c., literal and figurative, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + movable. Related: Immovably.

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