in·​al·​ter·​able | \ (ˌ)i-ˈnȯl-t(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce inalterable (audio) \

Definition of inalterable

: not alterable : unalterable

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Other Words from inalterable

inalterability \ (ˌ)i-​ˌnȯl-​t(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inalterable (audio) \ noun
inalterableness \ (ˌ)i-​ˈnȯl-​t(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce inalterable (audio) \ noun
inalterably \ (ˌ)i-​ˈnȯl-​t(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce inalterable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of inalterable in a Sentence

the inalterable record of history, which we ignore at our peril
Recent Examples on the Web Users of the currency verify transactions with a permanent, inalterable public ledger, which anybody can view and analyze at any time. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, "Why Central Banks Want to Create Their Own Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin," 21 Oct. 2020 Decades later, and long after many of their congressional careers had ended, their support for Nixon would continue to linger over their legacies, an inalterable epitaph on their lives. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "Republicans Defending Trump on Impeachment Should Fear the Judgment of History," 2 Dec. 2019 Bitcoin's blockchain provides inalterable evidence, stored on thousands of computers, of every Bitcoin transaction that's ever taken place. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers a New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins," 5 Apr. 2018 Yet the inalterable truth is that the 72-victory Bulls did punctuate their historic regular season by winning a championship over Payton’s Seattle SuperSonics. Harvey Araton, New York Times, "THUNDER 118, WARRIORS 94 | OKLAHOMA CITY LEADS SERIES, 3-1," 25 May 2016

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First Known Use of inalterable

1541, in the meaning defined above

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“Inalterable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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