im·​mov·​able | \ (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmü-və-bəl How to pronounce immovable (audio) \

Definition of immovable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : incapable of being moved broadly : not moving or not intended to be moved
b : not capable of being moved emotionally



Definition of immovable (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one that cannot be moved
2 immovables plural : real property as opposed to movable property

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immovability \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˌmü-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce immovability (audio) \ noun
immovableness \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˈmü-​və-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce immovableness (audio) \ noun
immovably \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˈmü-​və-​blē How to pronounce immovably (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for immovable

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of immovable in a Sentence

Adjective that boulder is immovable, even with a bulldozer despite tears and pleading, the police officer was immovable on the matter of a hefty fine for speeding
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective An unstoppable force, Alabama’s offense, met an immovable object, Georgia’s defense, on Saturday night. Mike Rodak |, al, "Instant analysis: Alabama path to playoff clearing after beating Georgia, 41-24," 18 Oct. 2020 Here’s what to watch in Week 7: Best vs. best: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? C.j. Doon,, "College football storylines, Week 7: Alabama vs. Georgia is worthy of the hype," 16 Oct. 2020 Presidents Garfield and McKinley won their races when immovable on their front porches. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "The Strangest Campaign in History?," 29 Sep. 2020 Susan Collins has work to do, but could still win reelection For so many years, Sen. Susan Collins has been Maine's immovable object. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, "Susan Collins isn't done yet; Biden capitalizes on Trump's COVID diagnosis," 8 Oct. 2020 Cutting out the off days will enable baseball to hold an additional playoff round and still complete the World Series by Oct. 28, a date MLB officials viewed as immovable. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "In Baseball’s Pandemic Playoffs, the Schedule Could Decide the Pennant," 26 Sep. 2020 This year, the 500th anniversary of his death, lots of museums are doing exhibitions pulling from their paintings and drawings collections, but what about the immovable Raphael, his frescoes and architecture? Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Immovable Raphael," 19 Sep. 2020 Juice fancied himself as more than an immovable object on the defensive line. Billy Witz, New York Times, "College Football’s Worst Fear in the Pandemic: The Death of a Player," 23 Sep. 2020 Like so many of his personality traits, this, too, seems innate and immovable rather than learned or chosen. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "Marilynne Robinson’s Lonely Souls," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of immovable


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Immovable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of immovable

: not able to be moved : firmly fixed in place
: not able to be changed or persuaded


im·​mov·​able | \ i-ˈmü-və-bəl How to pronounce immovable (audio) \

Kids Definition of immovable

1 : impossible to move : firmly fixed in place
2 : not able to be changed or persuaded He is immovable in his beliefs.


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Legal Definition of immovable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: incapable of being moved — see also immovable property at property



Legal Definition of immovable (Entry 2 of 2)

: an item of immovable property (as land, standing timber, or a building) a manufactured home placed upon a lot or tract of land shall be an immovableLouisiana Revised Statutes also : an interest or right (as a servitude) in an item of immovable property a predial servitude is an incorporeal immovableLouisiana Civil Code often used in pl. — compare movable

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