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Impossible to alter: the unalterable season of bitter cold in Siberia.

un·al′ter·a·bil′i·ty, un·al′ter·a·ble·ness n.
un·al′ter·a·bly adv.


(ʌnˌɔːltərəˈbɪlitɪ) or


the state or quality of not being alterable or not being able to be changed
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Noun1.unalterability - the quality of not being alterableunalterability - the quality of not being alterable  
immutability, immutableness, fixity - the quality of being incapable of mutation; "Darwin challenged the fixity of species"
incurability - incapability of being altered in disposition or habits; "the incurability of his optimism"
alterability - the quality of being alterable
2.unalterability - the quality of being fixed and unchangeableunalterability - the quality of being fixed and unchangeable; "the fixedness of his gaze upset her"
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
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Early and simplistic assumptions about the permanency and unalterability of mental retardation and developmental disability, on the one hand, and the 'natural' obligation and desire of parents to pursue their disabled children's best interests may have provided justification for this lack of judicial oversight in 1966, but those assumptions are highly questionable in light of today's longer life expectancies and advances in medical knowledge.
For Lukacs, the ideology of Modernism "asserts the unalterability of outward reality", while "human activity is, a priori, rendered impotent and robbed of meaning" (Lukacs 2006: 36).
What is relatively unalterable (compared to external form and note that the argument of unalterability is the same as in the first point) is the existential principle of will to political unity/existence.
25) Pointing to 'the Arabs' (die Araber) as an example, Hegel also argued that "the unalterability of the climate, the entire condition of the land, in which a nation has its fixed residence, contributes to the unalterability of character itself [Die Unveranderlichkeit des Klima's, der ganzen Beschaffenheit des Landes, in welchem eine Nation ihren bleibenden Wohnsitz hat, tragt zur Unveranderlichkeit des Charakters derselben bei]" (2011b, [section]394 Addition, page 962; compare 1978 II, page 67).
If he were to go on living, he would go on acting in the same way by virtue of the unalterability of his character.