or im·move·a·ble

[ ih-moo-vuh-buhl ]
/ ɪˈmu və bəl /



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

Nearby words

  1. immortals,
  2. immortelle,
  3. immotile,
  4. immotile cilia syndrome,
  5. immovability,
  6. immovable joint,
  7. immoveables,
  8. immune,
  9. immune adsorption,
  10. immune body

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

Examples from the Web for immovably

British Dictionary definitions for immovably



/ (ɪˈmuːvəbəl) /


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 immovably



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

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