What does impenetrable mean?

Definitions for impenetrable
ɪmˈpɛn ɪ trə bəlim·pen·e·tra·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impenetrable(adj)

    not admitting of penetration or passage into or through

    "an impenetrable fortress"; "impenetrable rain forests"

  2. dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)

    permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

  3. impenetrable(adj)

    impossible to understand

    "impenetrable jargon"


  1. impenetrable(Adjective)

    Not penetrable.

    The fortress is impenetrable, so it cannot be taken.

  2. impenetrable(Adjective)

    Incomprehensible; inscrutable.

    Business jargon makes this document impenetrable, I can't understand it.

  3. Origin: From impenetrabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impenetrable(adj)

    incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an impenetrable shield

  2. Impenetrable(adj)

    having the property of preventing any other substance from occupying the same space at the same time

  3. Impenetrable(adj)

    inaccessible, as to knowledge, reason, sympathy, etc.; unimpressible; not to be moved by arguments or motives; as, an impenetrable mind, or heart

  4. Origin: [L. impenetrabilis; pref. im- not + penetrabilis penetrable: cf. F. impntrable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impenetrable

    im-pen′e-tra-bl, adj. incapable of being pierced: preventing another body from occupying the same space at the same time: not to be impressed in mind or heart.—n. Impenetrabil′ity, one of the essential properties of matter, implying that no two bodies can at the same time occupy the same space.—adv. Impen′etrably.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. impenetrable

    Incapable of being penetrated or pierced, not admitting the passage of other bodies, not to be entered; as, an impenetrable shield.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impenetrable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impenetrable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of impenetrable in a Sentence

  1. Voltaire:

    There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.

  2. Hugh Cumberland:

    This image of the SWIFT network and the surrounding ecosystem being secure and impenetrable has encouraged complacency.

  3. Lionel Trilling:

    In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Human understanding very often remains enigmatic and motivations impenetrable. Many codes remain unbreakable, unless one has the unconditional key. ( " The unbreakable code " )

  5. Georges Bataille:

    Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.

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