What can not move or It does not move receive the qualification of immovable . It is something that remains stable or fixed .
For example: "The mayor assured that his immovable will is to complete his mandate", "The Belgian striker is immovable from the team's starting lineup", "Due to the social and economic crisis, the government promised to leave the public transport fare unmovable for six months".
The immovable can refer to a lack of physical or symbolic mobility . Suppose a 500 ton stone It collapses and is in the middle of a rural road. For the neighbors of the area, this rock It is immovable: they have no way of removing it from the path due to its weight. Lacking vehicles or machines capable of removing it from the site, therefore, it is impossible for them to move the stone.
An entrepreneur, meanwhile, says he has a immovable posture according to the conduct of his employees: if he discovers that someone betrayed his trust, he is fired automatically. The company owner never accepts apologies or listens to excuses. Although some relatives suggest that he have some contemplations, he is not willing to change his way of acting at all.
As you can see, in the case of the 500 ton stone, the immovable has a specific meaning. That mole that fell to the ground cannot move even a few centimeters down its weight . The example of the entrepreneur, on the other hand, refers to an abstract question, linked to the "movement" of an ethical position.
The word immovable It is not difficult to understand even if it is not used in everyday speech very often, but is generally intended for written language. Its most symbolic meaning refers to something that has been determined and that is not switch to , something that can be seen in the example of the immovable posture, mentioned in a previous paragraph.
To understand this term in greater depth, let's look at some of its most common synonyms: decided, fixed, firm, unappealable and inflexible. Its antonym is quite predictable: movable. As we can see, the synonyms of this list share a nuance that tells us about "something that will not change."
A person takes one decision That holds in time. A company sets a standard that remains fixed and that governs the behavior of its employees in its facilities. A person's posture is considered firm If there is no way to get it to change. A verdict is unappealable when there is no legal way to request a review. Someone inflexible Defend your ideas against any argument. These are all examples of immovable things, using the synonyms described above.
Just as a decision can be immovable, we can also say that someone remains immovable with respect to a decision of his. On the other hand, there are also codes immovable rules or regulations that are in force within an organization or society.
It is curious to note that most dictionaries define this term as "something that cannot be moved" when in practice we use it to describe things that "someone is not willing to move." While we would not question certain rules which refer to the way in which human beings should treat each other within a society (for example, that we cannot enter a foreign house by force or violently assault another individual) if we could question the decision of A company does not allow its employees to dress in casual clothes: this may be immovable for a while, but the authorities have the possibility to change this rule at any time.