Definition of immutable in US English:



  • Unchanging over time or unable to be changed.

    ‘an immutable fact’
    • ‘Due to the faulty regulations over the long term, the villagers begin to think that these conditions are immutable.’
    • ‘It was after the Oslo Accords that the first change came to this seemingly immutable road.’
    • ‘The Koran is seen as the direct and immutable word of God.’
    • ‘Their arguments involved press freedom - an immutable concept especially when it comes to protecting sources.’
    • ‘Marriage has not remained rigid and immutable and become an anachronism but has changed to remain relevant to today's society.’
    • ‘A score of 1 refers to gender being conceptualized as an inherent and immutable fact.’
    • ‘Justice is not blind, and it is not immutable - it changes and adapts as the society it watches over changes.’
    • ‘But if the players' loyalties are negotiable, those of their supporters are immutable.’
    • ‘It is an immutable American belief that wilderness can mend the broken soul.’
    • ‘The media are the media and the immutable fact is that they will only publish sensationalistic material.’
    • ‘In addition, the distribution of terms in Freud's instinctual theory is neither static nor immutable.’
    • ‘Yet, for the Greeks it meant something that does not change: an immutable, static, and perfect harmony.’
    • ‘In Nature nothing is immutable and change is the rule not the exception.’
    • ‘However, I doubt there can be real intellectual debate between people with such immutable positions.’
    • ‘Perhaps one day we will be beyond quotas based on immutable characteristics.’
    • ‘While the music world has changed over the years there are aspects that remain immutable.’
    • ‘The Declaration of Helsinki was never intended to be immutable, and in fact it has already been revised several times.’
    • ‘Are we dealing with something which is an inborn, immutable trait like, say, eye color?’
    • ‘To do so is to buy into the antiquated notion that a creature's nature is immutable or unchanging.’
    • ‘One immutable truth of urban warfare is that it requires a lot of infantry.’
    unchangeable, fixed, set, rigid, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, permanent, entrenched, established, well-established, unshakeable, irremovable, indelible, ineradicable
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Late Middle English: from Latin immutabilis, from in- ‘not’ + mutabilis (see mutable).