impervious impervious  /ɪm ˈpɜr vi əs/


  • (adj) not admitting of passage or capable of being affected


  1. The negotiations broke down because Anita had become impervious to agruments.
  2. The castle, with its large moat, was nearly impervious to attackers.
  3. However thick the enclosing wall was, it was not impervious to radiation.


  1. Small Illinois Town Gets Boost From New Superman Movie

    Since 1938, a red-caped superhero impervious to most earthly pitfalls has captivated the imagination of comic book, television, and movie fans around the world. Superman has become a cultural icon of the United States, and the merchandising and promotion of the character is a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide. The release of the newest Superman movie, Man of Steel, is helping one small ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  2. Gorilla Glass May Soon Be Used For Car Windshields

    Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online Gorilla Glass is probably best known as the (somewhat) impervious cover of approximately 1.5 billion smartphone screens. According to Corning , the company could soon be shipping the mighty glass to automakers, which would be looking to take advantage of its lighter weight and soundproofing capabilities. A Gorilla Glass equipped car would ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. North Annville ponders meaning of 'impervious'

    WATER WORKS - The proposed Weaver commercial development on the northeast corner of Route 422 and Clear Spring Road has the North Annville Township supervisors rethinking their definition of an impervious surface.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News


  1. "What amazes me about Burma is that...... the leadership seems completely insensitive to and impervious to the views of outside world. And I don't mean Western countries, I mean ASEAN countries," Mr Downer said. "I think that's a shame. I...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Alexander Downer Source: Sunday

  2. "It is a great reminder to everyone at the club that football can smack you in the face," Ferguson said. "I have been here 20 years and I am not impervious to it either."
    on Nov 7, 2006 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the crowd that of all the artists he's met, "Jeanne-Claude was perhaps the most passionate, the most meticulous and the most impervious to the word 'no."
    on Apr 26, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Winnipeg Free Press

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /