What does Impervious mean?

Definitions for Imperviousɪmˈpɜr vi əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Impervious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impervious, imperviable(adj)

    not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

    "a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument"


  1. impervious(Adjective)

    unaffected or unable to be affected by

    The man was completely impervious to the deception we were trying.

  2. impervious(Adjective)

    preventative of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water

    Although patchworked and sagging, the roof proved impervious to the weather.

  3. impervious(Adjective)

    immune to damage or effect

    The old car seemed to be impervious to the wear and tear of age.

  4. Origin: From impervius, from in- + pervius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impervious(adj)

    not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Impervious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Impervious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Wibbelsman:

    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.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    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

  • منيعArabic
  • nepropustnýCzech
  • uigennemtrængeligDanish
  • undurchdringlich, unempfindlich, gleichgültig, undurchdringbar, undurchlässigGerman
  • αδιαπέραστοςGreek
  • impermeableSpanish
  • غیر قابل نفوذPersian
  • läpäisemätFinnish
  • imperméable, insensible, intouchable, impénétrable, immuniséFrench
  • प्रबलHindi
  • áthatolhatatlan, ellenálló, megingathatatlanHungarian
  • tahanIndonesian
  • impermeabile, impervioItalian
  • אָטוּםHebrew
  • 不浸透性のJapanese
  • 통하지 않는Korean
  • quibus aditus intercludaturLatin
  • pītongatongaMāori
  • onkwetsbaar, ondoordringbaar, onvatbaar, ongevoelig, ondoorlaadbaarDutch
  • ugjennomtrengeligNorwegian
  • nieprzepuszczalnyPolish
  • impérvio, impenetrável, impermeávelPortuguese
  • impenetrabil, indiferent, impermeabilă, insensibil, impermeabilRomanian
  • неуязвимый, непроницаемый, невосприимчивыйRussian
  • ogenomträngligSwedish
  • பாதிக்கப்படாதவர்Tamil
  • ప్రవేTelugu
  • ไม่อนุญาตThai
  • su geçirmez, etkilenmez, dayanıklı, geçirmezTurkish
  • непроникнийUkrainian
  • ناقابل یقینUrdu
  • không thấmVietnamese
  • imperviousYiddish
  • 抗滲Chinese

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