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

Other Words from immovable


immovability \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˌmü-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce immovable (audio) \ noun
immovableness \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˈmü-​və-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce immovable (audio) \ noun
immovably \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˈmü-​və-​blē How to pronounce immovable (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 This piano now seemed inseparable from me, immovable as the Behning on its blocks. Simon Callow, The New York Review of Books, 6 Apr. 2022 At 6-foot-6, 340 pounds, the Outland and Bednarik trophy winner is an immovable object who could anchor a run defense for years to come. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 Eyebrow, fallen; eyelid, fallen; lip fallen, frozen, immovable. Sarah Ruhl, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2021 Thor was solid, stable, immovable, and enormously powerful, and Loki was dancing around him like a sprite or as unpredictable as the wind. Chancellor Agard,, 8 July 2021 One understands why Tesson wants to put some distance between himself and Matthiessen, whose book looms over much of nature writing, enormous and immovable as Annapurna. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 The college admissions process has been so entrenched and immovable for decades. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, 25 June 2021 The classic cheese pie from Martha Dear was secured tightly in the passenger seat, like a puppy in a car harness, immovable and ready for transport back to the ’burbs. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2021 What happens when an unstoppable force (Steve Cohen’s wallet) meets an immovable object (the Mets’ atrocious luck). Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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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.


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

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 immovable Louisiana Civil Code often used in pl. — compare movable

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