Origin of impassible
Examples from the Web for impassible
Hoarding has always conjured nightmare scenarios of impassible rooms filled to the brim.
Meanwhile, impassible roads meant feed for cows needed to be airlifted into the area.Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards|Nina Strochlic|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I will tell you that when he is gone," replied the impassible king.The Vicomte de Bragelonne|Alexandre Dumas
It piled drift upon drift, and made the roads about Benton, for miles in every direction, impassible.The Rival Campers Ashore|Ruel Perley Smith
He spoke cordially, but yet as one who felt that there was an impassible barrier between them.Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
But mustering all his courage, he sprang forward on his impassible adversary.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
The clerk eyed him in impassible silence as he took out his worn card-case, saying: "Please send my card to Miss Merival."The Light of the Star|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for impassible
Word Origin and History for impassible
"incapable of feeling pain, exempt from suffering," mid-14c., from Old French impassible (13c.), from Church Latin impassibilis "incapable of passion," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + passibilis, from passio "suffering" (see passion). Related: Impassibility.