un·​change·​able | \ˌən-ˈchān-jə-bəl \

Definition of unchangeable 

: not changing or to be changed : immutable unchangeable documents unchangeable facts

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Other Words from unchangeable

unchangeability \ˌən-​ˌchān-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
unchangeableness \ˌən-​ˈchān-​jə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
unchangeably \ˌən-​ˈchān-​jə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of unchangeable in a Sentence

I'm afraid that my opinion on this matter is unchangeable.

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This all qualifies as winning, which would be helping GOP candidates in tough races if not for one unchangeable reality: Mr. Trump is blotting out their sun, too. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Among the Trump Doubters," 5 Sep. 2018 The cliffs are glowing and seem permanent, unchangeable geological megastructures. Georgina Voss, The Atlantic, "Brexit Could Cripple Britain’s Ports," 20 June 2018 In doing so, the database becomes effectively unchangeable, and can also cut out the middle man in some applications. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "This 'Uber of China' Creator Is Building a Ride-Hailing App Based on Bitcoin Technology," 29 May 2018 On Portland, Oregon’s de facto restaurant row, SE Division Street, Reel M Inn is an unchangeable dive bar serving Rainier tallboys and bewilderingly excellent (organic, even) fried chicken to off-shift chefs, old-timers, and newbies alike. Marnie Hanel, Bon Appetit, "General Life Advice from the Owner of Portland’s Finest Dive Bar," 6 June 2018 Giving up genetic information means relinquishing an asset so personal and unchangeable that there is no going back, for you and for those closest to you. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Cyber Saturday—Why I Refuse DNA Testing," 28 Apr. 2018 That pattern makes economists more confident that the characteristics of different regions - as opposed to something inherent and unchangeable in the local residents - are helping cause the varying mobility rates. charlotteobserver, "Charlotte’s poor struggle to advance | Charlotte Observer," 16 Apr. 2018 Generally speaking, Catholic doctrine is understood to be unchangeable but subject to development or interpretation. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The conservative case against Pope Francis — and why it matters," 5 Apr. 2018 But the most unchangeable feature of life in Congress in recent years has been how profoundly unpopular the institution has become and remained. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Joe Manchin Is Right: Washington Sucks," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unchangeable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unchangeable

: not able to change or be changed


un·​change·​able | \ˌən-ˈchān-jə-bəl \

Kids Definition of unchangeable

: not changing or capable of being changed unchangeable facts

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