unalterable

adjective

un·​al·​ter·​able ˌən-ˈȯl-t(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce unalterable (audio)
: not capable of being altered or changed
an unalterable resolve
unalterable hatred
unalterableness noun
unalterably adverb

Examples of unalterable in a Sentence

the rules of the game are unalterable, regardless of who is playing
Recent Examples on the Web Real people are living a vision of the economy as a place of moral action and accountability, rather than a value-free, self-regulating zone of unalterable laws. Nick Romeo, The New Yorker, 16 Jan. 2024 China might also look at these war games and conclude the United States is on an unalterable course toward war. Jacquelyn Schneider, Foreign Affairs, 26 Dec. 2023 However, one thing that seems unalterable with ABS is any value attached to how catchers frame pitches. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2023 McKay said in an interview that the various anomalies on display this summer, while unsettling, do not mean major systems around the planet have crossed some unalterable threshold. Brady Dennis and Scott Dance, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Aug. 2023 That was an unalterable dictum of political success until Biden finished fourth in Iowa in 2020 followed by a dismal fifth-place finish in New Hampshire. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 3 Apr. 2023 Under one amendment, HB 1141 allows end of life prescriptions to be mailed directly to patients' homes where Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Henry Mueggenborg of Seattle believes people are in no state of mind to be making unalterable choices while enduring the stresses of the pandemic. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 26 Mar. 2021 Using the same blockchain technology as cryptocurrencies like bitcoin—strings of data made permanent and unalterable by a decentralized computer network—N.F.T.s can be attached to anything from an MP3 to a single JPEG image, a tweet, or a video clip of a basketball game. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021 In the context of climate change, the unalterable hard fact is that global emissions must reach their peak within the next two to three years and then swiftly reduce by half by 2030. Michael Sheldrick, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unalterable was circa 1605

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“Unalterable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unalterable. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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unalterable

adjective
un·​al·​ter·​able ˌən-ˈȯl-t(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce unalterable (audio)
ˈən-
: not capable of being altered or changed
unalterable opposition
unalterably adverb
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