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Examples of immutable in a Sentence
the immutable laws of nature
one of the immutable laws of television is that low ratings inevitably lead to cancellation
Recent Examples of immutable from the Web
The Democratic Party’s woes are basic symptoms of the failure to understand that immutable reality.
Russell and Brooks agree, saying that these early efforts, which few expect to be complete or even immutable, will drive further research and questions as more becomes known and unclassified about the wars.
Immigration and asylum policies are not immutable, and there are ways to offer safe passage to those fleeing persecution in Chechnya, if only there was the political will.
The current FBI Director is an articulate and persuasive speaker about leadership and the immutable principles of the Department of Justice.
Immutable buckets could be used for data such as X-rays that a medical center needs to keep for a long time, Friend said.
Certain policies would change with each election, of course, but our rights, the fundamental tenets of our democracy, were immutable, eternally true.
The alternative is to take the low-growth world we’ve been living in as an immutable fact of life, and get used to it.
EVEN THE MOST laundry-illiterate guy understands one immutable law: Never, ever machine-wash a suit, especially not one from a Milanese shop or a Savile Row tailor.
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Did You Know?
Immutable comes to us through Middle English from Latin immutabilis, meaning "unable to change." "Immutabilis" was formed by combining the negative prefix in- with "mutabilis," which comes from the Latin verb mutare and means "to change." Some other English words that can be traced back to "mutare" are "commute" (the earliest sense of which is simply "to change or alter"), "mutate" ("to undergo significant and basic alteration"), "permute" ("to change the order or arrangement of"), and "transmute" ("to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature"). There's also the antonym of "immutable" - "mutable" - which of course can mean "prone to change" and "capable of change or of being changed."
Origin and Etymology of immutable
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsfixed, hard-and-fast, inflexible, inalterable, incommutable, invariable, unalterable, unchangeable
Antonymsalterable, changeable, elastic, flexible, mutable, variable
Related Wordschangeless, constant, determinate, established, set, settled, stable, steadfast, steady, unaltered, unchanging, unvarying; immovable, unmovable
Near Antonymsadaptable, adjustable; fickle, fluctuating, inconstant, uncertain, unsettled, unstable, varying; plastic, pliable, pliant, supple, willowy
IMMUTABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immutable for English Language Learners
: unable to be changed
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