from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not capable of being budged; inflexible or unyielding.

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  • adj. That cannot be made to budge; immovable, fixed.


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un- +‎ budgeable


  • Mandelson writes that Brown was "unbudgeable" over the subject.

    Peter Mandelson on Brown: 'We were in a pit of debt. And we kept on digging'

  • Marge is as straight and plumb and as unbudgeable as a bar on a cell door.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Fortuna (I assume a woman because of the final 'a'), Susan Hill, Kildar (I assume from her post, a woman) and many other women here have seen Sarah Palin for what she is: charismatic, unbudgeable in her principles - which include family values - and brave.

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • This was the Brown of old, the unbudgeable slab of granite, the obsessive numerologist casting statistics in all directions like a witchdoctor sprinkling charms to ward off evil.

    PMQs of the undead

  • Another line is that the person of principle will be unbudgeable; having taken a stand on an issue, he will not be moved from it.

    Moral Particularism

  • Second, even if it were true that a principled person will on some points be unbudgeable, the question is whether those points are the right points.

    Moral Particularism

  • First, nothing prevents a particularist from being of firm conviction case by case; an unbudgeable conviction need not be founded on principle, but simply on the nature of the case.

    Moral Particularism

  • Private Dancer sailed up the pop charts and by September had reached number three, where it remained for the next three months, stymied in its rise to the very top only by the combined might of two unbudgeable blockbusters: Purple Rain, the Prince album, and Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.

    I Tina

  • Indolent and placid, he opposed an unbudgeable inertia to Durtal's frantic and profanely expressed demand that the sweeping be done at the same hour every morning.


  • "I think we pundits convinced ourselves that 'Avatar' might win, but in reality there's a science-fiction bias in the Academy, and it's pretty unbudgeable," he says. rss feed


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