inalterable

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

Definition of inalterable

: not alterable : unalterable

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 Furthermore, each sale of this art is recorded on the blockchain, creating a digital provenance that is inalterable by anyone. Michael Golomb, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 And a distraction when warring combatants are leaving too much blood on our streets, when our energies should be aligned against the common foes of violence and its determinants, of deadly decisions and their inalterable consequences. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al, 4 June 2021 Users of the currency verify transactions with a permanent, inalterable public ledger, which anybody can view and analyze at any time. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 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, 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, 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, 25 May 2016

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First Known Use of inalterable

1541, in the meaning defined above

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“Inalterable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inalterable. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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