not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain.
incapable of being injured or impaired: impervious to wear and tear.
incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected: impervious to reason; impervious to another's suffering.
Also im·per·vi·a·ble [im-pur-vee-uh-buhl] /ɪmˈpɜr vi ə bəl/.
Origin of impervious
Synonyms for impervious
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not able to be penetrated, as by water, light, etc; impermeable
(often postpositive foll by to) not able to be influenced (by) or not receptive (to)impervious to argument
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1640s, from Latin impervius "that cannot be passed through," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pervius "letting things through," from per "through" + via "road." Related: Imperviously; imperviousness.
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