impenetrability impenetrability

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
  2. (n) incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At first it seems a small joke in reference to Bohr's logorrheaic writings, whose impenetrability became legendary.
  2. He was quite clear about what he wanted to avoid: out-of-date talk and learned impenetrability in general.
  3. Like those traditional accessories of mystery, the veil and the fan, sunglasses beckon and deflect, suggesting the power of impenetrability while subtly inviting intimacy.

News

  1. Despite loss of its combat troops, Fort Knox's iconic status and role in pop culture endure

    FORT KNOX, Ky. — Few military posts have a place in pop culture as rock solid as Kentucky's Fort Knox, thanks to its mysterious gold vault. The name of the historic base is practically synonymous with impenetrability.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Despite cuts, Fort Knox's iconic status endures

    Few military posts have a place in pop culture as rock solid as Kentucky's Fort Knox, thanks to its mysterious gold vault. The name of the historic base is practically synonymous with impenetrability. ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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