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Definition of Impervious


  1. Not pervious; not admitting of entrance or passage through; as, a substance impervious to water or air.

Impervious Quotations

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
Bernard Law Montgomery

Grunge was so self-consciously lowbrow and nonaspirational that it seemed, at first, impervious to the hype and glamour normally applied swiftly to any emerging trend. But sure enough, grunge anthems found their way onto the soundtracks of television commercials, and Dodge Neons were hawked by kids in flannel shirts saying, 'Whatever.'
Douglas Rushkoff

Nobody is impervious to misfortune.
Ferdinand Marcos

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive. The silent monster is full of restrained power; resolute in its onward sweep, impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction, steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
Patrick MacGill

Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem.
Marya Hornbacher
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Impervious Translations

impervious in German is undurchdringlich
impervious in Norwegian is ugjennomtrengelig, uimottakelig
impervious in Swedish is impulsiv
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