unalterable

adjective
un·al·ter·able | \ˌən-ˈȯl-t(ə-)rə-bəl \

Definition of unalterable 

: not capable of being altered or changed an unalterable resolve unalterable hatred

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Other Words from unalterable

unalterability \ˌən-ˌȯl-t(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
unalterableness \ˌən-ˈȯl-t(ə-)rə-bəl-nəs \ noun
unalterably \ˌən-ˈȯl-t(ə-)rə-blē \ adverb

Examples of unalterable in a Sentence

the rules of the game are unalterable, regardless of who is playing

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That hopeful idea is the polar opposite of a natural, unalterable rate of unemployment. Mike Konczal, Vox, "How low can unemployment go? Economists keep getting the answer wrong.," 4 May 2018 But if removal isn’t possible, Paul should employ the same strategy as anyone who risks being screened out due to unalterable circumstances. Marie G. Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "Advice for a registered sex offender’s job search," 20 Apr. 2018 The federal government plays a vital role in domestic and global security, Trump is a dangerous and erratic figure, and somebody needs to try to steer him away from decisions that would provoke unalterable tragedy. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Aides Tried to Conceal His Crazy, Racist Beliefs From the Country," 16 Aug. 2017 Like slow food, progressive politics, and nontoxic cleaning supplies, the lost art of correspondence is an unalterable part of this aesthetic, and woe betide the airy Web site that fails to stock a Kaweco fountain pen. Sadie Stein, The New Yorker, "The Robust Preciousness of Labour and Wait," 1 Mar. 2017 And getting to the bottom of the complex psychological accounting that leads someone to make such an unalterable decision is nearly impossible. William D. Cohan, New York Times, "Deaths Draw Attention to Wall Street’s Grueling Pace OCT. 3, 2015," 1 Apr. 2016 Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the series opens with one unalterable fact: a teenage girl by the name of Hannah Baker has killed herself. Joanna Robinson, VanityFair.com, "The Unsettling Visual Genius of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why," 2 Apr. 2017 Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the series opens with one unalterable fact: a teenage girl by the name of Hannah Baker has killed herself. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "The Unsettling Visual Genius of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why," 2 Apr. 2017 Some scientists insisted that the races had been created separately and remained unequal and unalterable. Eric Foner, New York Times, "Evolutionary Wars: How Darwin's Masterwork Shook Up America," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unalterable

circa 1605, in the meaning defined above

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unalterable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unalterable

: not capable of being changed or altered

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