impervious
I adjective adrogans, airtight, blind to, blocked, buffered, callous, closed, deaf to, dense, detached, hard, hard to convince, hardened, hermetic, impassable, impassive, impeditus, impenetrabilis, impenetrable, imperforate, impehosus, impermeable, impersuadable, impersuasible, imperturbable, imperviable, impervious, imporous, inaccessible, incapable of being affected, incapable of being impaired, incapable of being influenced, incapable of being injured, indifferent, indurate, indurated, insensate, insensitive, inured, invious, locked, not permitting passage, not permitting penetration, obstinate, obstructed, obtuse, opaque, pachydermatous, pathless, protected, safe, sealed, seared, shielded, shut, steeled, stubborn, thick, thick-skinned, tight, unaffected, unamenable, uninfluenceable, uninfluenced, unmovable, unmoved, unnavigable, unopened, unpassable, unperforated, unpierceable, unreachable, unreceptive, unresponsive, unswayable, unventilated, unyielding, waterproof, watertight II index callous, cold-blooded III index impervious IV index inexpressive, insuperable, insusceptible (uncaring), obdurate, opaque, safe, torpid, unaffected (uninfluenced)

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  • Impervious — Im*per vi*ous, a. [L. impervius; pref. im not + per through + via way. See {Voyage}.] Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air. [1913 Webster] This gulf impassable, impervious. Milton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impervious — [im pʉr′vē əs] adj. [L impervius: see IN 2 & PERVIOUS] 1. incapable of being passed through or penetrated [a fabric impervious to moisture] 2. not affected by: with to [impervious to pity] imperviously adv. imperviousness n …   English World dictionary

  • impervious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not allowing fluid to pass through. 2) (impervious to) unable to be affected by. DERIVATIVES imperviously adverb imperviousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • impervious — (adj.) 1640s, from L. impervius that cannot be passed through, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + pervius letting things through, from per through + via road. Related: Imperviously; imperviousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • impervious — impenetrable, impermeable, impassable Analogous words: resisting or resistant, withstanding, opposing, com bating, fighting (see corresponding verbs at RESIST): *hardened, indurated, callous: obdurate, adamant, adamantine, inflexible Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impervious — [adj] unable to be penetrated closed to, hermetic, immune, impassable, impassive, impenetrable, impermeable, imperviable, inaccessible, invulnerable, resistant, sealed, tight, unaffected, unapproachable, unmoved, unpierceable, unreceptive,… …   New thesaurus

  • impervious — [[t]ɪmpɜ͟ː(r)viəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ to n If you are impervious to someone s actions, you are not affected or influenced by them. She seems almost impervious to the criticism from all sides... The political system there… …   English dictionary

  • impervious — im|per|vi|ous [ımˈpə:viəs US ə:r ] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: impervius, from pervius allowing things to pass through , from per through + via way ] 1.) formal not affected or influenced by something and seeming not… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • impervious — imperviously, adv. imperviousness, n. /im perr vee euhs/, adj. 1. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain. 2. incapable of being injured or impaired: impervious to wear and tear. 3. incapable of being… …   Universalium

  • impervious — adj. impervious to (impervious to criticism) * * * [ɪm pɜːvɪəs] impervious to (impervious to criticism) …   Combinatory dictionary

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