I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VII. CHANGE

2. COMPLEX CHANGE

Stability.

[Antonyms: changeableness.]

[Nouns] stability; immutability; unchangeableness; constancy; stable equilibrium, immobility, soundness, vitality, stabiliment, stiffness, ankylosis, solidity, aplomb.

establishment, fixture; rock, pillar, tower, foundation, leopard's spots.

permanence [more]; obstinacy [more].

[Verbs] be firm; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; weather the storm, stay the course, stick to the course, keep the faith, don't give in, don't buckle under.

settle, establish, stablish, ascertain, fix, set, stabilitate; retain, keep hold; make good, make sure; fasten (join) [more]; set on its legs, float; perpetuate.

settle down; strike roots, put down roots, take root; take up one's abode [more]; build one's house on a rock.

[Adjectives] unchangeable, immutable; unaltered, unalterable; not to be changed, constant; permanent [more]; invariable, undeviating; stable, durable; perennial (diuturnal) [more].

fixed, steadfast, firm, fast, steady, balanced; confirmed, valid; fiducial; immovable, irremovable, riveted, rooted; settled, established; vested; incontrovertible, stereotyped, indeclinable.

tethered, anchored, moored, at anchor, on a rock, rock solid, firm as a rock; firmly seated, firmly established; deep-rooted, ineradicable; inveterate; obstinate [more].

transfixed, stuck fast, aground, high and dry, stranded.

indefeasible, irretrievable, intransmutable, incommutable, irresoluble, irrevocable, irreversible, reverseless, inextinguishable, irreducible; indissoluble, indissolvable; indestructible, undying, imperishable, incorruptible, indelible, indeciduous; insusceptible, insusceptible of change.

[Interjections] stet.

[Phrases] littera scripta manet ["The written letter remains" (Latin)].

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