unalterable

[ uhn-awl-ter-uh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈɔl tər ə bəl /

adjective

not capable of being altered, changed, or modified.

Nearby words

  1. unalachtigo,
  2. unalaska,
  3. unalaska island,
  4. unalienable,
  5. unalloyed,
  6. unaltered,
  7. unambiguous,
  8. unambitious,
  9. unambivalent,
  10. unami


Origin of unalterable

First recorded in 1610–15; un-1 + alterable

Related formsun·al·ter·a·ble·ness, un·al·ter·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·al·ter·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unalterable

unalterable

/ (ʌnˈɔːltərəbəl, -ˈɔːltrəbəl) /

adjective

(of a condition, truth, etc) unable to be changed or altered
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Word Origin and History for unalterable

unalterable

adj.

1610s, from un- (1) + alterable. Related: Unalterably.

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