impenetrable


impenetrable
I adjective adamantine, closed, complex, crass, difficult, dull, enigmatic, hidden, impassable, impermeable, imperviable, impervious, inaccessible, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, indefinable, inexplicable, inexpressive, inexpugnable, insoluble, insurmountable, mysterious, obscure, obtuse, opaque, past comprehension, pathless, recondite, shut, snug, solid, stolid, tight, unfathomable, unopened, unreachable, untrodden II index callous, cohesive (compact), complex, difficult, impervious, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, indefinable, inexplicable, inexpressive, inexpugnable, inscrutable, insurmountable, mysterious, opaque, recondite, solid (compact) III index placid

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  • impénétrable — [ ɛ̃penetrabl ] adj. • v. 1390; lat. impenetrabilis 1 ♦ Où l on ne peut pénétrer; qui ne peut être traversé. ⇒ inaccessible. « Ces murs, impénétrables comme la tombe » (Gautier). Forêt impénétrable. Impénétrable à : qui ne peut être pénétré par.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impenetrable — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que no se puede penetrar o atravesar: Era un bosque impenetrable, demasiado denso. Antónimo: penetrable. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que no se puede llegar a entender o descifrar, o que es difícil de… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • impenetrable — Impenetrable. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne peut estre penetré. Cette cuirasse est d un si bon acier, d une si bonne trempe, qu elle est impenetrable aux coups de mousquet. un cuir impenetrable à l eau. il y a des forts dans ce bois là qui sont… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Impenetrable — Im*pen e*tra*ble, a. [L. impenetrabilis; pref. im not + penetrabilis penetrable: cf. F. imp[ e]n[ e]trable.] 1. Incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impenetrable — [im pen′i trə bəl] adj. [ME inpenetrable < Fr impénétrable < L impenetrabilis] 1. that cannot be penetrated or passed through [an impenetrable jungle] 2. that cannot be solved or understood; unfathomable; inscrutable 3. unreceptive to ideas …   English World dictionary

  • impenetrable — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. impenetrable, from L. impenetrabilis that cannot be penetrated, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + penetrabilis penetrable (see PENETRATE (Cf. penetrate)). Related: Impenetrably;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • impenetrable — [adj1] dense bulletproof, close, compact, firm, hard, hermetic, impassable, impermeable, impervious, inviolable, solid, substantial, thick, unpiercable; concepts 483,604 Ant. clear, penetrable, permeable, porous, soft, thin impenetrable [adj2]… …   New thesaurus

  • impenetrable — impervious, impermeable, *impassable Analogous words: *close, dense, compact, thick: solid, hard, *firm: compacted, concentrated, consolidated (see COMPACT vb): callous, *hardened, indurated: obdurate, adamant, inflexible Antonyms: penetrable… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impenetrable — (Del lat. impenetrabĭlis). 1. adj. Que no se puede penetrar. 2. Que no se puede comprender o descifrar. 3. Dicho de una persona: Que no deja traslucir sus opiniones o sentimientos …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • impenetrable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) impossible to get through or into. 2) impossible to understand. 3) impervious to new ideas or influences. DERIVATIVES impenetrability noun impenetrably adverb …   English terms dictionary


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