Origin of intangible
Synonyms for intangible
Examples from the Web for intangibly
Historical Examples of intangibly
Just now it was the expression of his face, intangibly different—or had she never taken the trouble to notice him before?
And each time he caught that passing look it touched him and intangibly drew him closer to her.The Silver Poppy
The change that had begun subtly, intangibly, was now a terrible and glaring difference.The Border Legion
Irresistibly urging, intangibly irritating, perpetually suggesting, they had prepared him for the dominion of Jane Holland.The Creators
The call upon the contessa left them both with an intangibly unpleasant sensation.The Spell
William Dana Orcutt
1630s, "incapable of being touched," from French intangible (c.1500) or directly from Medieval Latin intangibilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin tangibilis "that may be touched" (see tangible). Figurative sense of "that cannot be grasped by the mind" is from 1880. Noun meaning "anything intangible" is from 1914. Related: Intangibly.