Definition of unalterable in US English:



  • Not able to be changed.

    • ‘It is the Divine origin of the Torah that makes its values permanent and unalterable, rendering it beyond human manipulation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Within the unalterable waves of change, we can never find any enduring refuge or freedom.’
    • ‘The system presupposed the static unalterable order of nature that appealed to mathematicians like Isaac Newton.’
    • ‘It is an unalterable truth of presidential politics that the story line is never fixed and yesterday's chump is often tomorrow's champion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rather, its power stems from the unalterable truth that to the victor goes a disproportionate amount of media attention.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By the government of God, I understand the fixed and unalterable order of nature and the interconnection of natural things.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The notion that unequal social statuses and roles were allotted by nature and the gods or God made these allotments permanent and unalterable.’
    • ‘These ideas were, and remained, permanent and unalterable components of Mahfouzs thinking.’
    • ‘Man acquires at birth, through heredity, a biological constitution which we must consider fixed and unalterable.’
    • ‘It suggests finality, unalterable change, the dramatic passage from one epoch to another.’
    • ‘Not I in you, nor you in me, but both of us in that unalterable truth that is above our minds.’
    • ‘Many compliance regulations require that when data records are stored electronically they must be on a storage medium that is permanent and unalterable.’
    • ‘This is not to say that globalization in its current form is somehow permanent or unalterable if we want to realize democratic ideals.’
    unchanging, unvarying, timeless, static, standing, fixed, permanent, constant, unchanged, fast, consistent, uniform, undeviating
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