Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 150. Stability.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
2. Complex Change
150. Stability.
NOUN:STABILITY; immutability &c. adj.; unchangeableness &c. adj.; constancy; stable equilibrium, immobility, soundness, vitality, stabiliment [rare], stabilization; stiffness, ankylosis, solidity, aplomb [F.]; coherence.
  permanence [See Permanence]; obstinacy [See Obstinacy].
  FIXTURE, establishment; rock, pillar, tower, foundation, leopard’s spots, Ethiopian’s skin; law of the Medes and Persians.
  standpatter [U. S. politics].
VERB:BE FIRM &c. adj.; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; stand pat; weather the storm.
  ESTABLISH, settle, stablish [archaic], ascertain, fix, set, stabilitate [obs.], stabilize; stet [printing], retain, keep hold; make good, make sure; fasten (join) [See Junction]; set on its legs [colloq.], set on its feet; float; perpetuate.
  SETTLE DOWN; strike root, take root; take up one’s abode [See Location]; build one’s house on a rock.
ADJECTIVE:UNCHANGEABLE, immutable; unaltered, unalterable; not to be changed, constant; permanent [See Permanence]; invariable, unyielding, undeviating; stable, durable; perennial (diuturnal) [See Diuturnity].
  FIXED, steadfast, firm, firm as Gibraltar, firm as a rock, on a rock; tethered, anchored, moored, at anchor, firmly -seated, - established &c. v.; deep-rooted, ineradicable; fast, steady, balanced; confirmed, inveterate, valid; fiducial; immovable, irremovable, riveted, rooted; stated, settled, stereotyped, established &c. v.; obstinate [See Obstinacy]; vested; incontrovertible, indeclinable.
  STUCK FAST, transfixed, aground, high and dry, stranded.
  INCOMMUTABLE, indefeasible, irretrievable, intransmutable, irresoluble, irrevocable, irreversible, reverseless, inextinguishable, irreducible; indissoluble, indissolvable; indestructible, undying, imperishable, indelible, indeciduous; insusceptible, - of change.
INTERJECTION:stet [L., printing].
  1. Littera scripta manet.
  2. Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I.—Scott
  3. Cœlum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.—Horace


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