Definition of unalterable in English:



  • Not able to be changed.

    ‘the constitution was unalterable without the king's consent’
    ‘an unalterable truth’
    • ‘This is the simple and unalterable truth that it is not in the economic interests of any of the G8 countries to do anything which might place the fate of Africa in the hands of Africans themselves.’
    • ‘Not I in you, nor you in me, but both of us in that unalterable truth that is above our minds.’
    • ‘Rather, its power stems from the unalterable truth that to the victor goes a disproportionate amount of media attention.’
    • ‘Racial identity becomes a rigid category, a fixed, unalterable construct ironic in a country whose democratic experiment is founded upon the flexibility of infinite opportunity.’
    • ‘It is the Divine origin of the Torah that makes its values permanent and unalterable, rendering it beyond human manipulation.’
    • ‘By the government of God, I understand the fixed and unalterable order of nature and the interconnection of natural things.’
    • ‘This is not to say that globalization in its current form is somehow permanent or unalterable if we want to realize democratic ideals.’
    • ‘Many compliance regulations require that when data records are stored electronically they must be on a storage medium that is permanent and unalterable.’
    • ‘The system presupposed the static unalterable order of nature that appealed to mathematicians like Isaac Newton.’
    • ‘Although his commitment to Christianity itself was by now fixed and unalterable, the prospect of following his brother and taking up a career in the Church was no longer viewed by him as a serious option.’
    • ‘Man acquires at birth, through heredity, a biological constitution which we must consider fixed and unalterable.’
    • ‘It is an unalterable truth of presidential politics that the story line is never fixed and yesterday's chump is often tomorrow's champion.’
    • ‘However, an unalterable truth is that under a regime such as that in Iraq, the York Against War campaign would not be allowed its say.’
    • ‘Names were not thought of as fixed and unalterable in that era.’
    • ‘Within the unalterable waves of change, we can never find any enduring refuge or freedom.’
    • ‘In fact, he joined his ideas about a permanent and unalterable difference between sectional races with a denunciation of fire-eating extremism that might imperil the Union.’
    • ‘From this deliberate fabrication the myth of Fluoride preventing tooth decay was born and has been adopted by the Dental Profession as the unalterable truth.’
    • ‘It suggests finality, unalterable change, the dramatic passage from one epoch to another.’
    • ‘These ideas were, and remained, permanent and unalterable components of Mahfouzs thinking.’
    • ‘The notion that unequal social statuses and roles were allotted by nature and the gods or God made these allotments permanent and unalterable.’
    unchanging, unvarying, timeless, static, standing, fixed, permanent, constant, unchanged, fast, consistent, uniform, undeviating
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