not admitting of passage or capable of being affected
"a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument"
unaffected or unable to be affected by
The man was completely impervious to the deception we were trying.
preventative of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water
Although patchworked and sagging, the roof proved impervious to the weather.
immune to damage or effect
The old car seemed to be impervious to the wear and tear of age.
Origin: From impervius, from in- + pervius
not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air
The numerical value of Impervious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Impervious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The problem with the person who thinks he's a long-term investor and impervious to short-term gyrations is that the emotion of fear and pain will eventually make him sell badly.
We have got to let loose sometimes, rather than indulging intractably in self-harm or self-mistreatment, by pursuing impervious dreams. ( « Les choses avaient enfin perdu leur pesanteur » )
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Translations for Impervious
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- undurchdringlich, unempfindlich, gleichgültig, undurchdringbar, undurchlässigGerman
- imperméable, insensible, intouchable, impénétrable, immuniséFrench
- áthatolhatatlan, ellenálló, megingathatatlanHungarian
- onkwetsbaar, ondoordringbaar, onvatbaar, ongevoelig, ondoorlaadbaarDutch
- impérvio, impenetrávelPortuguese
- impenetrabil, indiferent, impermeabilă, insensibil, impermeabilRomanian
- неуязвимый, непроницаемый, невосприимчивыйRussian
- su geçirmez, etkilenmez, dayanıklı, geçirmezTurkish
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