What does the word impervious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Imperviously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Permitting no passage.

Usage examples for impervious

  1. I argued the matter with her at first; but women, I find, are impervious as a rule to masculine argument, and it is a mistake to reason with them. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. The guide shewed me where the prisoners used to be kept- in a dungeon, apparently impervious to every glimmer of day- light, and every breath of air. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  3. The daylight was so lowered by the impervious roof of cloud overhead that it scarcely reached further into Lord Mountclere's entrance- hall than to the splays of the windows, even but an hour or two after midday; and indoors the glitter of the fire reflected itself from the very panes, so inconsiderable were the opposing rays. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy