Antonyms for mutable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : myoo-tuh-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmyu tə bəl

Definition of mutable

Origin :
  • late 14c., "liable to change," from Latin mutabilis "changeable," from mutare "to change," from PIE root *mei- "to change, go, move" (cf. Sanskrit methati "changes, alternates, joins, meets;" Avestan mitho "perverted, false;" Hittite mutai- "be changed into;" Latin meare "to go, pass," migrare "to move from one place to another;" Old Church Slavonic mite "alternately;" Czech mijim "to go by, pass by," Polish mijać "avoid;" Gothic maidjan "to change"); with derivatives referring to the exchange of goods and services as regulated by custom or law (cf. Latin mutuus "done in exchange," munus "service performed for the community, duty, work").
  • adj changeable
Example sentences :
  • Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Too bright—too mutable," answered the doctor, shaking his head.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Caius did not attempt to carve his inscription on the mutable sandstone.
  • Extract from : « The Mermaid » by Lily Dougall
  • Something permanent in the midst of all that is mutable we may expect to find here.
  • Extract from : « Homer's Odyssey » by Denton J. Snider
  • By changing the initial to the second state, if it is mutable.
  • Extract from : « A Handbook of the Cornish Language » by Henry Jenner
  • Centuries are mutable, but prejudices never alter in the Colonies.
  • Extract from : « Acadia » by Frederic S. Cozzens
  • In these changeful times, the history of the Inquisition is not the least mutable.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Isaac D'Israeli
  • They are the great unwashed, the mutable many, the common people.
  • Extract from : « Old Junk » by H. M. Tomlinson
  • There is no magic in it, only a little knowledge of the secrets, mutable yet immutable, of Nature.
  • Extract from : « HE » by Andrew Lang
  • And in mutable or doubtful cases, a resolution may be changed, when a vow cannot.
  • Extract from : « A Christian Directory » by Baxter Richard

Synonyms for mutable

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