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im·mov·a·ble

immovable

 
pronunciation:
ih mu v bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: incapable of being moved; fixed.
antonyms:
mobile, movable
similar words:
fast, stationary
definition 2: incapable of change; unalterable.
antonyms:
flexible, mutable
similar words:
rigid, set
definition 3: not subject to appeal or influence; unyielding.
He was immovable in his principles.
antonyms:
yielding
similar words:
adamant, firm, impenetrable, inflexible, rigid, set
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adverb + (adj.)immovable absolutely, apparently, but, namely, nearly, profoundly, seemingly, thus
(adj.)immovable + noun arm, barrier, bed, belief, boulder, bulk, bureaucracy, cement, chapter, deadline, defense, desk, feast, force, hair, impasse, leg, mass, matter, mountain, oak, object, obstacle, pirogue, possession, property, red, resolution, rock, settler, solid, stone, strength, veil, weight, wind [See all][See only the most frequent]
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that cannot be moved.
definition 2: (pl.) in law, real property that cannot be moved.
derivations: immovably (adv.), immovability (n.), immovableness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word immovable contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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