un·​mov·​able ˌən-ˈmü-və-bəl How to pronounce unmovable (audio)
: not able to be moved : not movable
an unmovable barrier/obstacle
unmovable opposition

Examples of unmovable in a Sentence

the tree was unmovable, so we designed the garden pond around it
Recent Examples on the Web This marked Galileo's second confrontation for rejecting the Church's doctrine that positioned the Earth as the unmovable center of the universe. Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 3 Mar. 2024 The uncontrolled gap, however, remains entrenched and largely unmovable despite policy efforts, especially in the form of pay transparency laws in states like California, Connecticut and New York. Josie Cox, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Gosling is the unmovable center of gravity in these films, leaning into the kind of star image that had worked for his Blade Runner scene partner, Harrison Ford, but made little use of the supporting charm and dexterity that put Gosling in his own echelon of present-day actors. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, 7 Feb. 2024 Given the massive, essentially unmovable contracts of Manny Machado and Xander Bogaerts, the growing concern of a contract to Jake Cronenworth and the long-term money invested in Fernando Tatis Jr., Soto provided wiggle room. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2023 Here, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) is the sole culprit behind Elvis’s financial instability, drug addiction, fracturing family, and increasing irrelevance in the 1970s, and the film’s boundaries around Parker as a villain and Elvis as a hero are rigid and unmovable. Vulture, 2 Sep. 2022 Sounds like the unstoppable wisecracking force of Deadpool is going to meet the unmovable, un-laughing object of Wolverine. Vulture, 10 July 2023 These may seem like small shifts, but his numbers had been almost unmovable since April. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 30 Sep. 2022 Those international eaters should be braced to run into an unmovable American wall. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 3 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmovable was in the 14th century

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“Unmovable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmovable. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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