adjective Date: circa 1605 not capable of being altered or changed <
an unalterable resolve
unalterable hatred
unalterability noununalterableness noununalterably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • unalterable — I adjective adamant, changeless, constant, definite, determined, fated, firm, fixed, immutabitis, immutable, inalterable, incommutable, inevitable, inflexible, invariable, irreversible, obdurate, permanent, relentless, resolute, rigid, settled,… …   Law dictionary

  • unalterable — (adj.) 1610s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) + ALTERABLE (Cf. alterable). Related: Unalterably …   Etymology dictionary

  • unalterable — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unalterable — [[t]ʌ̱nɔ͟ːltərəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Something that is unalterable cannot be changed. ...an unalterable fact of life. Syn: unchangeable …   English dictionary

  • unalterable — un|al|ter|a|ble [ʌnˈo:ltərəbəl US ˈo:l ] adj formal not possible to change ▪ an unalterable fact >unalterably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unalterable — un|al|ter|a|ble [ ʌn ɔlt(ə)rəbl ] adjective FORMAL impossible to change or influence: an unalterable law of nature ╾ un|al|ter|a|bly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unalterable — adjective formal not possible to change: an unalterable fact unalterably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unalterable — unalterableness, unalterability, n. unalterably, adv. /un awl teuhr euh beuhl/, adj. not capable of being altered, changed, or modified. Also, inalterable. [1610 15; UN 1 + ALTERABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unalterable — adjective a) incapable of changing or being altered b) irrevocable or irreversible Syn: inalterable Ant: alterable …   Wiktionary

  • unalterable — Synonyms and related words: adamant, adamantine, cast iron, changeless, constant, dour, firm, fixed, flinty, grim, hard, hard core, immovable, immutable, implacable, impliable, inalterable, incommutable, inconvertible, indefeasible, inductile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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