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 immovable

Contemporary Examples of immovable

Historical Examples of immovable

  • 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

    Joseph Conrad

  • But your papa was immovable, and was angry at your mamma and mine upon it.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Betty tried to shake the window bars, but they were immovable.

British Dictionary definitions for immovable




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 immovable

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper